At the Gibson

“Frozen II,” rated PG, will be screened Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. only at the Gibson Theatre. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa the Snow Queen travels to enchanted forests and dark seas.

Cantata practices starting

Singers of all ages and denominations are needed for the 40th St. John’s United Church of Christ Ecumenical Easter cantata “Hallelujah! What a Savior! The Crucified and Risen Christ.”

Weekly practices began Monday, Feb. 3, and continue every Monday at 7 p.m. at the church, 300 N. Huntersville Road, until the two performances Sunday, April 12, at 6 a.m. and Sunday, April 19, at 7 p.m.

Club explores best seller

This month’s book club selection is “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. The discussion is Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Brookville Library. The book is part crime drama and part novel about the formative years of Kya, a wild girl.

Mosaics can be created

Area residents can learn how to create mosaics through a Batesville Area Arts Council Arts in Education Evening Series class. Mosaic artist Vicki Murphy, who is mentoring Batesville primary and intermediate students, also will teach a two-night event on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the BPS art room. On Feb. 18, mosaic pieces will be placed onto surfaces. On Feb. 25, the artworks will be grouted and ready to take home. Limited space is available. To reserve a spot: Laura Gilland,

Big show in Lawrenceburg

Home and garden enthusiasts can check out more than 55 vendors during the annual Dearborn County Home and Garden Show this weekend at the Lawrenceburg Event Center, 91 Walnut St. Hours are Friday, Feb. 7, from 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 9, from noon-5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Dearborn County Home Builders Association, the event is the largest show of its kind in southeast Indiana. Admission is $6 per person and free for kids 10 and under. A 50 percent discount is offered to those who bring in a nonperishable canned or boxed food item for the Dearborn Clearinghouse. Info: or 812-320-6099.

Next museum exhibit has music theme

Batesville Area Historical Society members Lloyd Fledderman and Carolyn Dieckmann are hunting for musical instruments, photos of local bands from days gone by and stories about those bands (The Caravans, Tom & the Dukes, Fritz Turner Orchestra, Herb Moenter Band and others) for a Batesville Historical Center exhibit that will run from March-September.

To lend an item or share a story: 812-932-0999 and leave a message.

Textile arts items needed for show

A third annual art show with a focus on textile arts is slated for March 6-8 at Ye Olde Central House, Napoleon. Entries are currently being accepted.

Organizer Victor Sarringhaus says, “We are looking for recently made items in addition to those made by your ancestors.” Textile arts include knitting, crocheting, tatting, counted cross-stitch, macramé, lace, wool stitching, hairpin, lace, English smocking and needlepoint. Quilts will not be included in this show, but will be featured in July at the historic building.

Items for this show do not need to be made or stitched by a Ripley County resident as required in shows previously. He adds, “We welcome those tatted tablecloths and hankies, crocheted baby blankets and bedspreads, and needlepoint pictures of your homes. We do wish your entries to be in good repair and clean. Some show entries will be from the 21st century and some may be representing skills of our early settlers from the 16th to 20th centuries.” Info: Jane Link, 812-212-6746.

Area resident will lead hospital

Osgood resident Alicia Isaacs, MSW, LCSW, has been named the Madison State Hospital superintendent, according to an Indiana Family and Social Services Administration news release. Previously, Isaacs served the hospital as director of the social services department, co-occurring disorder program and admissions and discharges.

“Madison State Hospital has a long, proud history as a pillar of the community providing high-quality care to vulnerable Hoosiers,” said Jay Chaudhary, J.D., director of FSSA’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction. “We are thrilled that Alicia has agreed to take the reins and lead Madison State Hospital into the future.”

Isaacs has had several years of community experience in social work and therapist roles for several community mental health centers. The licensed clinical social worker received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from Purdue University and a master’s in social work from Indiana University.

Livestock video aimed at 4-H members

4-H club leaders, members and their families are invited to learn about official identification for exhibition livestock in a new “Indiana Official ID for Exhibition Animals” video on YouTube, produced by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health and Indiana 4-H.

Livestock exhibited at county fairs are part of Indiana’s animal agriculture sector; therefore, 4-H’ers play a role in protecting the industry. This video outlines state and 4-H identification requirements for exhibition livestock, including what official ID looks like, tag placement, premises registration and answers to commonly asked questions. The 20-minute video is ideal for showing at 4-H club meetings to ensure all members are ready for show season.

To watch the video:


Monte Carlo Night proceeds help dogs

The Hounds and Heroes Monte Carlo Night to benefit Bear and Friends Animal Society, a sanctuary for rescued dogs, West Harrison, is Saturday, March 7, from 6-10 p.m. at Yeager-Benson American Legion Hall, 10700 Campbell Road, Harrison, Ohio.

The event includes casino games — black jack, five-card stud, Texas Hold ‘Em, Big 6 Wheel — hors d’oeuvres, dinner, desserts, open bar, silent and live auctions, heads or tails, three barrels of cheer (wine, beer, spirits) and music by the Midnight Sound band.

To purchase $50 tickets:

Firewood available at state park

The public is invited to cut certain downed trees for firewood at Clifty Falls State Park, 1501 Green Road, Madison. Firewood cut at the park is for personal use only and cannot be sold.

Trees eligible for firewood have fallen as a result of natural causes or have been dropped by property staff. All available firewood to be cut will be located in the pool parking lot.

Permit sales are in progress and end April 5. The cost of one pickup-truck load is $10. All proceeds will be used for resource management and restoration efforts, including replacement of trees in campgrounds and other public areas.

A firewood permit must be obtained for each load at the park office between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. Permits are not available on observed state holidays. Wood may be cut and removed between 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily. Info: 812-273-8885.