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FRIDAY, JAN. 31
A Quiet Day of Renewal will be presented Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20-$70. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
The Batesville Music Boosters Spaghetti Dinner is Jan. 31, 4:30-7 p.m., Batesville High School cafeteria as the Bulldogs battle the North Decatur Chargers. Carryouts available. The BHS Jazz Band and Batesville Steel band will perform. Tickets are $8 for adults in advance from any BHS or Batesville Middle School band member ($10 at the door) and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit those bands.
The Batesville Community Education Foundation 50/50 cash raffle winning ticket will be drawn Jan. 31 during the boys basketball game, Batesville High School. Tickets at $5 each or five for $20 are available that night, from BCEF board members and also at Daffodilly’s, Enneking Auto Body, Gehring’s, Koch Auto Parts & Service and Southeastern Insurance. Proceeds will benefit BCEF programs in the Batesville Community School Corp. Info: https://batesvilleeducationfoundation.org.
Girls on the Run of Margaret Mary Health offers a positive, confidence-boosting environment rooted in acceptance for girls in grades 3-5. The organization is in need of 65-70 volunteers to coach once or twice a week after school at schools in Ripley, Franklin and Decatur counties for the spring season, which runs from March 2 through mid-May depending on location. Info: council director Lynn Hertel, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-212-1977. To volunteer by Jan. 31: https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/index/gotr-mmh-s-20-coach-app
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 at $50 each if purchased before Feb. 1: www.baacindiana.org. Proceeds fund Arts in Education programs at all six Batesville and Oldenburg public and private schools. Info: executive director Sarah Heppner, email@example.com or 812-933-0355.
JAN. 31-FEB. 7
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.
SATURDAY, FEB. 1
Batesville curbside pickup of large items from residents’ homes is Feb. 1 starting at 5 a.m. Acceptable items: clothing; furniture, bedsprings and mattresses; rugs and carpet pieces; rubber hose; appliances; wood, bundled 4 feet or shorter, 75 pounds maximum; insulation; cans and buckets, totally cleaned and dry; paint cans containing dried paint only. Refrigerators, air-conditioning units and freezers must have stickers showing chlorofluorocarbons were removed. Info: 812-933-6100.
A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is Feb. 1, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
The Food and Growers Association Winter Conference, “Diversity From Farm to Table,” is Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Batesville Middle School. Sessions on diversity, weather, invasive plants, agritourism, marketing, food preservation techniques, how to plant a garden, permaculture and effects of solar cycles on growing food for both consumers and producers. Tickets, including lunch, are $35 for members, $55 for member couples, $45 for nonmembers, $75 for nonmember couples and $20 for students. To purchase tickets: foodandgrowers.eventbrite.com. Info: www.foodandgrowers.com.
The Food and Growers Association winter market is Feb. 1, 9-11 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m., Batesville Middle School.
A bridal expo is Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunman American Legion Post 337, 412 Eastern Avenue. Free admission.
SUNDAY, FEB. 2
The Oldenburg Academy Athletic Boosters are hosting their annual Super Bowl Sunday Breakfast Feb. 2, 7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Proceeds benefit OA athletics.
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a trap and stillboard shoot Feb. 2, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and cash prizes. Shells, food and refreshments available.
A euchre tournament will be held Feb. 2, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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