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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” rated PG-13, will be screened Friday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 4, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 5, at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Gibson Theatre.

Free breakfast for area rescuers

A free public safety breakfast for area firefighters, EMTs and police, hosted by state Rep. Randy Frye, is Saturday, Jan. 11, at 8 a.m. at the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department, 5950 Dutch Hollow Road, Aurora.

Silly Safaris entertains here

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA invites the community to a free Silly Safaris Family Fun Night Friday, Jan. 17, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. “Enjoy this live animal show (with a variety of reptiles, mammals, birds and bugs) with the perfect blend of fact and fun!” says marketing coordinator Kathleen Bohman. She thanks event sponsor Tom Tepe AutoCenter.

To RSVP: Y Welcome Center, 30 State Road 129 S., Batesville, or 812-934-6006.

Disabilities task force meeting is public

The next meeting of the Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 9 a.m. in Indiana Government Center South Conference Room A, 302 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.

The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed liveat http://indiana.adobeconnect.com/taskforce1102. To request accommodations by Jan. 3: Kristina Blankenship, Kristina.Blankenship@fssa.IN.gov or 800-545-7763.

Important calendar dates

Rumpke, Cincinnati, will collect 10 large items (material too big to fit in a garbage can or heavier than 75 pounds) four times a year starting at 5 a.m. 2020 Batesville collection dates are Feb. 1, May 2, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Citizens are encouraged to set their disposable items out the evening before to ensure items are not missed.

Calling all Hoosier travelers

The Indianapolis International Airport has been nominated as of one of USA Today’s top 20 Best Small Airports in the nation – and is calling on all Hoosier travelers to cast their online votes by Jan. 13 at noon at www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-small-airport/indianapolis-international-airport-indianapolis/ to make Indy No. 1 on that list.

The top spot for best small airport (serving fewer than 10 million passengers each year) will be determined by public voting and airport leaders are hoping the link will be shared on social media.

Congrats, Dillsboro Arts

In association with the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts Midwest announced Jan. 2 the awarding of 10 grants totaling $29,225 to Indiana communities as part of the Rural Indiana Performance Fund.

Dillsboro Arts received $2,225 so that international jazz singer Mandy Gains can perform as part of the nonprofit’s open air America/roots concert series June 6 at The Porch outside of the Dillsboro Arts Friendship Gallery. The community will have three opportunities to enjoy her music with the added addition of a meet-and-greet with Gains and other participating musicians.

The Rural Indiana Performance Fund, a partnership between Arts Midwest and the Indiana Arts Commission, engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater or musical theater, and other performing arts forms throughout rural Indiana.

Used books and other media may be donated

Donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs are being accepted by Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library throughout the year for future sales. Donations may be brought to the Friends shelves in the Batesville library lobby during library hours.

Rides available for medical visits

Health Rides, a wheelchair-accessible shuttle van, provides transportation weekdays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. for patients who have appointments at any of 13 Margaret Mary Health locations.

The cost to ride is $3 one way. For individuals who meet certain financial criteria, a Fast Pass card may be available that provides free rides. To reserve a ride: 812-717-1123.

Newspaper needs 2020 meeting dates

Many listings in The Herald-Tribune Activities calendar involve groups that meet on a regular basis.

Persons in charge of listing these events are encouraged to submit information for the entire year to guarantee continued listing. This includes weekly events.

Please email diane.raver@batesvilleheraldtribune.com or send or drop off the information at the newspaper office, 475 N. Huntersville Road, which is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: Diane Raver, 812-934-4343, ext. 220114.

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