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Tuesday, Aug. 20

On Aug. 20, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host make-and-take Tuesday – vacation photo holder, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. while supplies last; and You ART to be Creating, 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

A Space Poetry Slam interactive discussion for ages 13 and up facilitated by Adam Henze is Aug. 20, 12:30 p.m., Tyson Public Library, as part of Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Henze is the director of a poetry writing and performance camp for high school youth.

Fall gardening is the topic at a monthly Library of Seeds Program Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

Those interested in participating in the Ripley County CROP (Christian Rural Overseas Program) Walk to benefit the hungry are invited to a recruiting meeting Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Finks church), Osgood. Donation envelopes and other informational materials will be available. The walk will be held Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m., at the church. Participants can walk the entire 6.2 miles or the golden mile. Info: Pastor Sandy Gruell, 812-852-4503 (leave a message).

Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will meet Aug. 20, post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Fellowship, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; meeting, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

“The 10 Most Endangered Landmarks in Indiana and the Valley House, an Endangered Landmarks Success Story” will be presented Aug. 21, 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 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

Thursday, Aug. 22

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 Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m.

On Aug. 22, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Pinterest Project of the Month, 1 and 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees will meet Aug. 22, 5 p.m., library.

Friday, Aug. 23

A Sip, Snack and Stroll, sponsored by the Batesville Area Historical Society, is Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m., Batesville Historical Center garden. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and museum exhibit tour, then historical walking tour of Batesville’s north side with food and drink samples. Reservations are $35 for nonmembers, or join BAHS and pay $30. To RSVP: Carolyn Dieckmann, 812-212-9832 or 812-934-3266. Info:

The Movie “RBG” will be screened Aug. 23, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: or 812-933-6437.

Fri.-Sat., Aug. 23-24

The 60th annual Cedar Grove Volunteer Firemen’s Festival is Aug. 23-24. Friday: fish fry, 5-8 p.m.; live music (Ricky Veeneman and Brent James, 5-7:30 p.m.; 90 Proof, 8 p.m.-midnight); Saturday: fried chicken dinner, 4-8 p.m.; live music (Into the Skies, 6-6:30 p.m.; Iridium, 7-8:30 p.m.; Automation, 9 p.m.-1 p.m.); both days: games, raffle.

Saturday, Aug. 24

The Southeast Indiana Walk to end Alzheimer’s, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter, is Aug. 24, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. ceremony, 10 a.m. 2-mile walk on the same route as last year, Liberty Park. Although there is no registration fee, participants are encouraged to collect donations. To register as a team or person, volunteer or donate: Info: Hannah Volz, or 513-721-5284.

“When East Meets West: How Your Faith Enhances Mine” will be presented Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: or 812-933-6437.

The Buddy Riley Memorial Poker Run is Aug. 24, 1 p.m., with motorcycles and jeeps welcome. Registration, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kopp Cycles. After party at Batesville Eagles, family friendly and open to public. Poker hands drawn (for ages 21 and up), 7 p.m. Cost: $20, includes poker hand and dinner; $10, dinner only (served 5-7:30 p.m.). Live music, 8-11 p.m. Also, 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit One Community One Family’s youth and family empowerment programs. Info: Kathy Riley, 812-212-2420.

Dan Mobley will sing and play tunes in the style of Jimmy Buffett as part of the free Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series Aug. 24, 7 p.m. Info: 812-934-4706 or

Puppuccino Night 2019 is Aug. 24, 7-9 p.m., Amack’s Well. There will be human treats as well as special treats and activities for dogs in addition to an agility course, photo booth, pupcicles and adoptable dogs.

Sunday, Aug. 25

Coffee Talk: Praying With Nature will be presented Aug. 25, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: or 812-933-6437.

Monday, Aug. 26

The Batesville Adoptive Parent Support Group meets on the fourth Monday, including Aug. 26, 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

Tuesday, Aug. 27

On Aug. 27, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library’s board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m.; Teen Advisory Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; and Succulents and Flower Pot Painting for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

The public can learn about upcoming events, help honor special award recipients and browse the 2018-19 community and school program gallery at the Batesville Area Arts Council annual meeting Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m., The Sherman’s Boehringer Hall.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

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 Aug. 28, 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 Aug. 28, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.

Leacarol Bennett will present “My Educational Experiences While Traveling” Aug. 28, 1:30 p.m., Brookville Public Library. This talk will be of interest to people, especially retirees, who like to learn while traveling the U.S. and abroad.

“Remember When ... Storytime,” a monthly adult storytelling program, is Aug. 28, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.

Sunday, Sept. 1

The Food and Growers Association Amazing Race Challenge: Ready. Set. Grow. is Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m., downtown Batesville. Competitors on teams of two to five will complete challenges and learn about local food as they visit local businesses and farmers at the market. Prizes will be awarded. The fee is $25 per participant. Children participating must be at least 10 and accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Info: Persons must register by Sept. 1 to get T-shirts:

Monday, Sept. 2

The St. Anthony’s Church, Morris, Labor Day Festival is Sept. 2. Chicken or roast beef dinners, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; outside lunch stand, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; games; raffles; kids’ activities.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, administered by the Franklin County Community Foundation, will provide one outstanding Franklin County high school student with full tuition and fees, and an allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis at an Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university. Applications, available at under the Scholarships tab, must be submitted online by 11:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Info: 765-647-6810.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 meeting is Sept. 4, 11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville.

Oldenburg Academy’s Students in Sports booster club meets the first Wednesday of the month, including Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.

Friday, Sept. 6

The Batesville Beautification League will meet Sept. 6, noon, The Sherman.

The Franklin County Democratic Party Fall Fundraiser is Sept. 6, Shilling Center, 900 Mill St., Brookville. Doors open, 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.; live auction, 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the door. RSVP: Tom Vohland, or 513-593-2345.

Saturday, Sept. 7

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

Sunday, Sept. 8

A euchre tournament will be held Sept. 8, 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, Sept. 9

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 Sept. 9, 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 Sept. 9, 2-3:30 p.m., Batesville Masonic Lodge, 119 W. Pearl St. Info: Linda Tuttle, 812-569-6130.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Charla Nash will discuss canning during a three-week series, “Preserving for Your Pantry and Future Garden,” Sept. 10, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Sept. 10, 7 p.m., post home.

A solo card party is Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Tax Planning 101, third in a free four-part financial series with lunch offered by Giesting Financial, is Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. To register:, click on calendar and event.

A card party is held the second and fourth Wednesdays, including Sept. 11, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.

Monday, Sept. 16

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 Sept. 16, 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 Sept. 16, 7 p.m., post home.

The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Info and for location: 812-934-4054 or 812-662-1235.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Charla Nash will discuss freezing and dehydrating during a three-week series, “Preserving for Your Pantry and Future Garden,” Sept. 17, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will meet Sept. 17, post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Fellowship, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; meeting, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

“Houses of the Future: The Fabulous Lustrons and Mail-Order Kit Houses” will be presented Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. This is part of the Franklin County Public Library District’s Hooked on History Series.

Friday, Sept. 20

A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is Sept. 20, 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.

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