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PAGE UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 1 P.M.
Sept. – Oct.
Tour a one-room schoolhouse museum
A one-room schoolhouse is open for tours on Sunday afternoons in Sept. and Oct. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, the schoolhouse was built in 1888 and in 1993 was completely restored. Tours are each Sunday afternoon from 2 – 4 p.m. To schedule a tour at any other time call 812-432-5401 or 812-667-5330. The school is 4 miles west of Dillsboro on SR 62 in Farmers Retreat. Teachers are welcome to bring 4th graders for field trips. The scouts and other groups are welcome. There is no charge.
Jacob Scare Haunted Woods
The Jacob Vogel Memorial Haunted Woods will be open Saturday, Oct. 8 and continuing every Friday and Saturday night in October (weather permitting) from 8 – 11 p.m. There is an admission charge. Call 812-667-4902 for more information. LOCATION: 3530 E. Olean Rd, 129 south of Versailles.All proceeds benefit students who wish to attend the emergency services class at Southeastern Career Center. Visit us on Facebook at The Jacob Vogel Scare for the latest details.
YMCA free movie night
The YMCA in Batesville will have a Family Fun Movie Night featuring “The Peanuts Movie” Friday, Sept. 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Call 812-934-6006 to RSVP at the service desk. The YMCA is located at 30 State Road 129 South, Batesville
Kiwanis fishing contest
Osgood Kiwanis will have a “Catch of the Day” fishing contest October 1 at 7 p.m. Registration will begin at 6 a.m. at the Osgood Trails. Fishing will be at the quarry. Contest runs from 7 – 10 a.m., weigh-in at 10:30. A license is required for those 18 years and older. There is cost for adults and kids.
Delaware fire dept. fish fry
Delaware Community Vol. Fire Dept. will have a fish fry October 1 from 4 – 7 p.m. Carry-outs available. LOCATION: In Delaware just north of the Intersection of State Rd. 129 and State Rd. 350; 5254 N. State Road 129.
“Bricktoberfest” will take place on the Historic Brick Road in Osgood Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be live entertainment, food and more family fun. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit Osgood Bricktoberfest on Facebook.
Osgood UMC dinner
There will be a swiss steak dinner at Osgood United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4 – 7 p.m. Call Mary Ann McCoy at 812-756-0421 for carry-outs. Free will offering for eat-in dinner.
Oct. 1– 2
Friendship beauty and craft extravaganza
The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Stutler’s Hall in Friendship. For more information, including vendor information, contact Carrie at 513-504-9079. Visit us on Facebook.
Church festival in Oldenburg
Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, will have a festival Oct. 2 with dinner served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. LOCATION: Just 3 miles off I-74 at exit #149, Batesville – Oldenburg.
Ripley Co. Crop Walk
The walk will take place October 2 at Dabney Baptist Church with registration at noon and the walk at 1:30 p.m. The walk benefits local food pantries. For more information call 812-689-5398 or 812-756-4963. The walk coordinator is Sue Socha, 812-654-4351.
St. John’s Lutheran smorgasbord dinner
St. John’s Lutheran Church of Napoleon will have their monthly smorgasbord dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Carry-outs are available.
Oct. 7 – 8
St. Maurice rummage sale
St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon will have a fall rummage sale at the parish hall on Friday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. until noon. LOCATION: Church parish hall located on Hwy. 229.
Rescue 69 5K run/walk
Rescue 69 will have a 5K run/walk “Pumpkin Dash in the Park” (Versailles State Park) on Saturday, Oct. 8. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and siren starts at 10 a.m. All proceeds go towards a new cardiac monitor. For more information call Rescue 69.
JCD Craft Show
The craft show sponsored by Osgood Lions Club will take place Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the JCD Elementary School located on US 421 in Osgood. For more information contact Mary Ann McCoy at 812-756-0421.
Ripley Co. Democrats meeting
The group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Holton Community Building. Ed’s beans and corn bread will be featured for dinner starting at 6 p.m. (free will donation), and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Candidate signs will be available for pick up.
Medicare discussion at libraries
A Medicare discussion “My Medicare Options” will take place at Thursday, Oct. 13 at Milan Library at 10:30 a.m. and Osgood Library at 1:30 p.m.
Muscatatuck State Hospital reunion
The Muscatatuck State Hospital Reunion will take place October 15 from noon until 3 p.m. at Jennings County Resource Center (senior center) located at 515 Buckeye St. in North Vernon. Contact Shelba Wiley at 812-689-4357 for more information.
Golden Gate Community Choir practice
Golden Gate Community Choir begins practice for the Christmas Contata “Mary Did You Know?” Practices will be held at 2 p.m. every Sunday starting October 2 at the main sanctuary of Osgood United Methodist Church located at 213 South Walnut St., Osgood. The performance is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. For more information contact Sharon at 812-852-4936 or Ellie at 821-621-5337.
Ripley Co. Food Pantry opens in Oct.
Ripley County Food Pantry will be open the third Monday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Support group in Batesville
A family support group will be offered for individuals with addictions or substance abuse issues on the third Wednesday of the month at the Better Options office in Batesville (corner of SR 46 and Tekulve Rd.) from 6 – 7:30 p.m. There is no charge.
Ripley County Historical Museum
The Ripley County Historical Museum will be open on Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. until Labor Day.
Historical Society archive hours
Ripley County Historical Society Archive Building located on the courthouse square will be open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bridge of
Bridge of Hope Milan food pantry
Feed My Sheep Food Pantry at the Bridge of Hope in Milan serves the community on the third Monday of every month. Doors are open from 6 – 8 p.m. A valid ID is required. For more information call 812-654-2350.
Milan Beautification meeting
Milan Beautification Committee will meet the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Ripley Crossings in Milan. Everyone is welcome.
Senior meals in Dillsboro
LifeTime Resources has opened a Senior Nutrition Activity Center at Dillsboro Village Apartments in Dillsboro. Individuals who are 60 or over, and their spouse regardless of age, can enjoy activities and for a donation receive a hot meal Monday through Friday. Meals are served at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required. For information or to make a reservation call Pam Francis at 812-432-5282.
Christian support group meeting
“Celebrate Recovery” a new Christian-based support group for those with addictions or life issues is held every Tuesday evening at the Bridge of Hope on SR 129/US 50 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for fellowship.
Friendship Sewer District meeting
Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Friendship Fire Dept. in Friendship.
Free Hep C and HIV testing in Batesville
There will be free Hep C and HIV testing on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 – 7 p.m. at Southeast Indiana Health Center. CLINIC LOCATION: 920 County Line Rd., Batesville (old Ivy Tech building just off Huntersville Rd; Batesville Area Resource Center). Call 812-932-4515.
Milan Food Pantry
The Milan Food Pantry will be open every Tuesday morning from 9 – 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday evening from 5 – 6 p.m.
Back Door Friends of Faith distribution
A monthly non-food distribution for those in need will be held on the third Saturday at Tyson United Methodist Annex located at 107 N. Adams Street in Versailles. From 9:30-10:30 a.m. Serves anyone in the South Ripley and JCD school districts. Please bring a picture I.D. for identification.
Ripley County Amateur Radio Club
Meets on the second Monday every other month at 7 p.m. at the American Red Cross office located at 629 South Buckeye Street in Osgood. Call Delbert Felix at 812-756-2470.
Knights of Columbus Council 8487 mtgs.
Held at St. John’s Church, Osgood, on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (except holidays). Call 812-689-6699.
Narcotics Anonymous meetings
Held in Milan on Fridays at 7 p.m. Located at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7124 N. SR 101 in Milan.
Book Club at Osgood Public Library
Meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Osgood Public Library at 6 p.m. Call the library at 812-689-4011 for information on the book to be discussed at the next meeting and to reserve a copy.
Close Connections support program
Supporting those who have experienced the loss of a loved one will be held on the second Monday of each month. Call Kari Ann Rennekamp at 812-933-3741.
Alzheimer’s Support Group of S.E. Indiana
Meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Milan Library; and the third Tuesday of every month at Dearborn County Hospital, Ohio Room, second floor with Support Group Leader Karen Brandt. Call 1-888-422-2691.
Circle of Love grief recovery meetings
Held the second Tuesday monthly, 7-8 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 2319N CR 850W, Holton. Call Gail 812-689-6376, Lisa 812-689-4663, or Marlene 812-689-7359.
Reformers Unanimous Addictions Program
Meets every Friday 7-9 p.m. at Hope Baptist Church located at 15593 US Hwy 50, Dillsboro. For info or free ride call 812-655-3387.
Open Arms grief support meetings
Meets every Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Milan, at 6 p.m. Call 812-654-3642.
Ripley Co. Prevent Child Abuse meetings
Meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Purdue Extension office in Osgood.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday night at Osgood First Baptist Church located at 124 North St., Osgood , at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday nights at New Marion Baptist Church in New Marion.
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Milan VFW Post #6234 meetings
Meets the third Thursday of each month of the post, 7 p.m.
Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry open
Open the first, second and fourth Monday every month from 10 – 11 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. at the Delaware Twp. Building. Call 812-584-3546.