At the Gibson

“Angry Birds 2,” rated PG, is held over and can be viewed Friday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 24, at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Gibson Theatre.

Foundation board members needed

The Batesville Community Education Foundation is currently accepting applications from individuals who are interested in serving on its board of directors beginning in 2020, according to executive director Anne Wilson. Applications are due no later than Sept. 15.

The nonprofit serves the award-winning Batesville Community School Corp. by funding innovative learning opportunities in the areas of academics, arts and athletics. Info or to receive an application: Anne Wilson, or 812-934-2194.

Amazing Race Challenge targets local food

What’s the newest, most fun, craziest event in Batesville? The Food and Growers Association Amazing Race Challenge: Ready. Set. Grow.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at 8:30 a.m. competitors will visit local businesses and farmers at the market as they race around downtown Batesville completing challenges and learning about local food. Prizes will be awarded.

The news release urges, “Get your team together now. Create a theme for your team, dress up! T-shirts will also be provided. Make this a fun morning with your friends and family.” Teams can have between two and five members.

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:

Wild West Train to Dinner Aug. 30

The Wild West-themed Twilight Limited Train to Dinner excursion departs from Connersville’s Grand Central Station Friday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. “Come and see bandits, marshals, robber barons, fancy and some not-so-fancy women as you roll through the scenic countryside,” says the Whitewater Valley Railroad news release. The entertainment is being provided by the Circle D Rangers.

Fares are $45 per person and include the round-trip train ride, meal, tax and tip. Reservations are required: or 765-825-2054.

Outstanding youth worker can be nominated

Do you know someone who is changing the lives of Indiana’s youth with their dedicated service and leadership? “Please tell us all about them!” says an Indiana Youth Institute email blast.

Nominations are being accepted through Sept. 2 for the annual D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year Award, which will honor an outstanding youth worker who demonstrates excellence in performance and leadership in his or her commitment to improving the lives of Indiana’s children.

The award recipient will be recognized at the 2019 IYI Kids Count Conference Dec. 3-4 in Indianapolis and receive a professional development investment. To download the nomination form:

Hoosiers fought Alaskan wildfires

A total of 20 wildland firefighters comprising employees from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Parks Service and Hoosier National Forest recently traveled to Alaska for a 14-day assignment to assist with wildland fire operations in the Upper Yukon Zone, according to an Aug. 15 news release.

The firefighters worked to remove hoses and water pumps from fire lines as the fires reached containment levels. Due to a lack of road infrastructure, crews, equipment and supplies were all transported via helicopters or boats.

A hunting opportunity

Access Program Providing Land Enhancements offers quail, pheasant and woodcock hunting opportunities on private property. APPLE gives financial incentives to landowners who allow controlled public access hunting on their private lands. Wildlife biologists also work with landowners to establish and improve habitat.

These Indiana Department of Natural Resources hunts are allocated through an online reserved system. The online application is the only way to apply. Hunters may apply for one hunting day over the two-day period.

Applications are accepted from now through Sept. 23. Draw result notifications will be emailed within two weeks of the application deadline. Successfully drawn applicants will be allowed two hunting partners. All regulations and bag limits apply.

Info: To register: