At the Gibson

"Spiderman: Far From Home," rated PG-13, will be screened Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 13, at 3:30 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 14, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Gibson Theatre.

It's better to read with a dog

Kids can read to therapy dogs for 15 minutes of fun at the Batesville Memorial Public Library. Tykes can bring a book or choose one from the basket. Jill Zimmerman and her golden retriever Belle will be there July 18. One slot is open at 4:30 p.m.

Lori Feldbauer and her border collie/poodle Maggie will visit the library July 25. Three slots are open: 4:15, 4:30 and 4:45 p.m.

Registration is required:

Bluegrass Night at the barn

Vern McIntyre and Appalachian Grass will entertain Saturday, July 20, at the air-conditioned Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road. After doors open at 5:30, a house band will perform at 6 followed by the headliner at 7 p.m.

Admission is $8 at the door. Food will be available. Info:

Diet may lessen IBS

If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or a chronically sensitive stomach, the culprit may be your diet. Many everyday foods contain FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyol), a group of carbohydrates that can wreak havoc on your digestive system.

Gastroenterologist Dr. Thomas Imperiale and one of Margaret Mary Health's dietitians will discuss the FODMAP diet during a three-part series July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the MMH Outpatient and Cancer Center, 24 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville.

The $30 fee includes resources and recipes to help guide attendees through the diet. To register: 812-933-5122.

Picnic proceeds benefit New Point firefighters

The New Point Volunteer Fire Department Family Picnic is Friday, July 26, between 5-8 p.m. at the department. Dine-in or carryout fried chicken dinners cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under (each will get six free game tickets). Whole chickens will be sold for $11.

Other attractions are Dunk-a-Fireman, face painting, games and raffle with prizes.

Used books and much more

The annual Church on the Rock Used Book Sale is Thursday-Friday, July 25-26, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, 407 N. Township Line Road, Batesville. Hardcover books, CDs and DVDs cost $1 each. Softcover books, cassettes and VHS tapes are 50 cents each. All children’s books cost 25 cents, said member Teri Barker.

Proceeds will be donated to the Ministry Vision Fund. Info: 812-934-5192.

Adults and kids can try out Y classes

Have you ever wondered if your child would like taking a youth program at the Y? The YMCA Youth and Adult Program Sampler Day Sunday, July 28, from 2-5 p.m. at Southeastern Indiana YMCA, 30 State Road 129 S., Batesville, is free to the community. Kids can try ballet, gymnastics, hip hop/jazz, ninja kids, swim lessons, tae kwon do and volley kids, according to marketing coordinator Kathleen Bohman.

Adults can try group exercise classes like BodyPump, core blast, piyo, Zumba and turbo kick. For a complete schedule:, click on News & Events. Free child watch is available. To RSVP to ensure enough supplies: 812-934-6006.

Milan council member appointed

Out of two candidates, Andrew Olman was chosen by caucus July 9 as a new Milan Town Council member, reported Ripley County Republican Party chairperson Ginger Bradford. He replaces Don Call, who resigned.