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Friday, July 27

Interested volunteers may attend the bimonthly Prevent Child Abuse Ripley & Jefferson County meeting July 27, 9 a.m., Voices for Children office in the RomWeber building, 4 S. Park Ave. (use the door at Park-East Pearl intersection and at the top of the stairs go down the left hall). Info: chair Pat Polley, 812-274-0877 or

The New Point Community Volunteer Fire Department annual picnic and chicken dinner is July 27, 5-8 p.m. Raffle, games and country store.

The gospel group Born Again will perform July 27, 7 p.m., Lighthouse Baptist Church, Milan. Info: Pastor Thayer, 812-532-0997.

Fri.-Sat., July 26-28

The Church on the Rock annual used book sale is July 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and July 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 407 N. Township Line Road. Hardcover books, CDs and DVDs, $1; softcover books, cassettes and VHS tapes, 50 cents; and children's books, 25 cents. Proceeds go to Speed the Light, a student-initiated, volunteer, charitable program that provides much needed equipment to missionaries around the world.

Fri.-Sun., July 27-29

The Holy Family Church Rummage Sale is July 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; July 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., former school. Clothing and miscellaneous will be half price Saturday. Grocery bags of items are $2 Sunday. Info: 812-934-3013.

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” rated PG-13, will be screened July 27, 7 p.m.; July 28-29, 2 and 7 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children 12 and under; and $4 for all ages at 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 28

“Kids Kick Drugs” is July 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Led by Senior Master George Dwenger, Mayor’s Youth Council and Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville, the event is open to all youth and adults to participate in activities that demonstrate the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Parents should stay with youth 7 and under. The cost is $5 per person or $10 max per family. To RSVP to ensure adequate food for lunch and other supplies: 812-934-6006.

The Bacon, Blues & Brew Music and Arts Festival, sponsored by the Rural Alliance for the Arts and Enhanced Telecommunications Corp., is July 28, 11 a.m.-midnight, Walhill Farm, Batesville. Free daytime outside interactive artists booths, classic car cruise-in and entertainment; two bands in the barn at night. To purchase $26.31 tickets: Food and drinks for purchase. A portion of proceeds will support the nonprofit Overdose Lifeline. Schedule and info:

The Justin Fohl Benefit is July 28, noon-midnight, Brookville American Legion. Cornhole tourney, 2 p.m.; live music outside, 2-11 p.m.; chicken dinner, 4-8 p.m., $10 for adults, $5 for children. Grand, gun and basket raffles. The Army National Guard member, 23, had a work accident that required a leg amputation. Donations also may be made at FCN Bank, Brookville. Info: Jason Moore, 765-265-3216.

Highlighter, a free public giveaway of school supplies for kindergarten through fifth-grade students, is July 28, 5-8 p.m., Church on Fire, 1170 State Road 229, Batesville. Also, free food, games and prizes.

St. John's United Church of Christ, Huntersville, annual church picnic is July 28. Homemade ice cream, mock turtle soup and roast beef served 5-8 p.m., church basement. Kids games, bounce houses, Eureka Band performance and homemade pie auction. Public invited.

Sunday, July 29

A vintage fashion show is July 29, 2-4 p.m., Central House, 3684 State Road 229, Napoleon. Donations accepted. Info: Victor Sarringhaus, or or 812-621-7826.

Community members can participate in the YMCA Youth Program Sampler Day July 29, 2-5 p.m. It is free to everyone, and kids can try these classes: ballet, basketball, gymnastics, hip hop/jazz, Ninja Kids, swim lessons, tae kwon do and youth strength and conditioning; and enjoy a bounce house, snacks and prizes. For a complete schedule: under News & Events. To RSVP to ensure enough supplies: 812-934-6006.

July 30-Sept. 24

Registration for Southeastern Indiana YMCA Fall I and Fall II session programs begins July 30 for members and Aug. 2 for potential members. Fall I session programs run from Aug. 6-Sept. 22, and Fall II session programs are Sept. 24-Nov. 11. Info: or 812-934-6006.

Tuesday, July 31

A storytime for preschoolers through kindergartners with Lindsey Wallpe of Safe Passage is July 31, 10-11 a.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library board of trustees meeting July 31, 4 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Oldenburg Academy's Students in Sports booster club meets the first Wednesday of the month, including Aug. 1, 6 p.m., OA student lounge.

Thursday, Aug. 2

Batesville Memorial Public Library Summer Reading Program craft is Aug. 2: tile art, 11 a.m.-noon for kindergartners through third-graders; and flaming fire art, 1-4 p.m. (drop in any time) for youth in grades 4-8. To register: 812-934-4706.

A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 meeting is Aug. 2, 7 p.m. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.

Friday, Aug. 3

The Batesville Beautification League will meet Aug. 3, noon, The Sherman.

The Ripley County Community Foundation is accepting applications for large project grants. Nonprofits serving Ripley County can apply for up to $5,000. The deadline is Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. Applications and grant guidelines are available at Info: 812-933-1098 or

The Red Hat Ladies will meet and have lunch Aug. 8, noon, Big Four Cafe. To RSVP by Aug. 3: 812-934-3484 or 812-934-2099.

Saturday, Aug. 4

Batesville curbside pickup of large items from residents’ homes is Aug. 4 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 Aug. 4, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.

Velo in the Ville is Aug. 4, 8 a.m., St. Andrews Health Campus booth, downtown Village Green. The noncompetitive cycling event offers 6-, 20- and 62-mile routes. Registration fees are $30, individual with T-shirt; $25, individual without T-shirt; $40, family without T-shirts. Proceeds benefit Margaret Mary Health Foundation. To register in advance: Info: Leah Storey, 812-717-0419 or

The Batesville United Methodist Church rummage sale is Aug. 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 106 S. Park Ave. in the basement. Clothing, household items and miscellaneous for sale with proceeds benefitting the church's women's group.

The public is welcome at VFW Day, Aug. 4, Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183. Fried chicken dinner, 4:30-7:30 p.m. (carryouts available); money raffles; and Henry Tribute Rifle Raffle drawing, 8 p.m.

Yvonne Allu will perform jazz, soul and pop tunes as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library's After Hours Concert Series Aug. 4, 7 p.m. Free. Info: 812-934-4706 or

Sunday, Aug. 5

Hubbellfest will be held Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner, 12523 North Dearborn Road, Sunman. Chicken dinner, basket raffles, kids' games.

An ice cream social with a meal will be held Aug. 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m., St. Peters United Church of Christ, Osgood. Freewill offering.

Monday, Aug. 6

National Night Out, sponsored by the Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville and the Batesville Police, is Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Batesville Memorial Pool. This event is designed to strengthen the community and build stronger relationships with each other and local law enforcement partners. There will be a free cookout, swimming and door prizes. Attendees will also have the chance to meet local law enforcement and K-9 Jinx.

A Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk recruiters rally and dinner for recruiters and representatives of organizations is Aug. 6, 6 p.m., St. Peters United Church of Christ, County Road 700 North and Finks Road, Osgood. Info: Barb Foster, 812-933-5667.

The Daughters of Isabella will meet Aug. 6, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. New members always welcome.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

A University of Cincinnati Hoxworth Blood Center blood drive is Aug. 7, 12:30-6 p.m., St. Maurice Parish Hall, 3623 W. Main St., Napoleon. To schedule an appointment:

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

Wednesday, Aug. 8

The St. Anne's Ladies Sodality Card Party is Aug. 8, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Morris.

Saturday, Aug. 11

The Backdoor Ministry of Faith Paper Goods Pantry, located at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 823 Franklin Ave., Brookville, which serves Franklin County residents, is open the second Saturday including Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: or 765-647-6183.

The Works of Mercy Food Pantry, located at 273 Main St., Brookville, which serves Franklin County residents, is open the second Saturday including Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: Julie Franz, 513-544-3070.

Monday, Aug. 13

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Auxiliary will meet Aug. 13, 7 p.m., post home.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Aug. 14, 7 p.m., post home.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

"Jefferson Proving Ground" will be presented as part of the Hooked on History Series Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. Info: 765-647-4031 or

Thursday, Aug. 16

Children may read to golden retriever Belle, a Paws and Think therapy dog (and owner Jill Zimmerman), during 15-minute sessions Aug. 16 between 4-5 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. To register: 812-934-4706.

Saturday, Aug. 18

Children and adult herb garden activities are Aug. 18,1-4 p.m., Central House, 3684 State Road 229, Napoleon. Donations accepted. Info: Victor Sarringhaus, or or 812-621-7826.

Sunday, Aug. 19

The St. Nicholas Church Picnic is Aug. 19, 6461 St. Nicholas Road, Sunman. All-you-can-eat fried chicken or roast beef buffet dinners, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (carryouts until 6 p.m.); turtle soup; family games. Info: 812-623-2964.

A euchre tournament will be held Aug. 19, American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon, and games begin at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $5. Cash payout for four highest scores. Refreshments available. Tournaments held monthly. Info: 812-576-2955.

Monday, Aug. 20

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 Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 meeting is Aug. 21, 11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville. Info: 765-629-2720.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

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. 22, 9:30 a.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Info: Gail Miller, 812-216-7020.

The St. Anne's Ladies Sodality Card Party is Aug. 22, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Morris.

Saturday, Aug. 25

The Southeast Indiana Walk to end Alzheimer’s is Aug. 25, Liberty Park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., a ceremony at 9:30 and walk at 10 a.m. All tax-deductible donations further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. To register and make donations: Info: Hannah Volz, or 800-272-3900.

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