Events appearing in this column are run two times prior to the event free of charge for nonprofit organizations. If there is any charge for your event, an ad is also required.
PAGE UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING OCTOBER 20, 2016 2 P.M.
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.
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.
Oct. 16 – 21
Cross Plains Church of Christ revival
There will be a fall revival at the Cross Plains Church of Christ featuring evangelist Mark Fugate Oct. 16 – 21. Special music begins at 6:30 p.m. and preaching at 7 p.m.
Storytelling at Osgood Library
Stephanie Holman will be at the Osgood Library on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. She will be telling the story “Red Skeleton: Good Night & May God Bless” about Red Skeleton’s early years in Vincennes.
Honoring Milan Lions Club
The public is invited to the Reservation at Milan Thursday, Oct. 20, to show support for the Milan Lions Club. The club will be honored during an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for their charitable contributions. Complimentary appetizers and desserts will be available.
Oct. 21 – 22
Napoleon Fall Bazaar
The Napoleon Fall Bazaar will take place Friday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Napoleon Community Center. LOCATION: Hwy. 229, Napoleon.
Pancake breakfast in Milan
There will be a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 8 – 11:30 a.m. at the Milan VFW to raise funds for new town Christmas decorations. Breakfast tickets are available from any Lions Club member or can be purchased at the door. The breakfast is sponsored by the Milan Lions Club.
St. Peters UCC Halloween party
St. Peters UCC Finks Rd. & 700N, Osgood, is having a fall festival/Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. The event is free and everyone is welcome.
‘Party in Pink’ at the YMCA
There will be a Zumba event “Party in Pink” at the YMCA on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 – 11 a.m. To register contact Laura Ault at 812-216-7335 or visit lauraault.zumba.com
, or Bonnie Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 812-934-6006. The S.E. Indiana YMCA is located at 30 State Road 129 South in Batesville.
‘Trunk or Treat’ at New Marion Baptist
The Annual “Trunk or Treat” at New Marion Baptist Church will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a chili cook-off and pumpkin bake-off. Prizes will be given for each category. Free will offering. Money will go toward the building fund.
Leora Weare Unit 173 meeting
Leora Weare Unit 173 will meet Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the post home. Hostesses are Megan and Melissa May.
Christmas Bazaar in Batesville
Batesville Church on the Rock will have a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Vendors include Thirty-One, Scentsy, Tupperware, Avon and many more. Lunch will be available to benefit the church women’s ministry. LOCATION: 407 N. Township Line Rd.
Holton Christian Church
Join Holton Christian Church for the singing group “Common Ground” on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m.
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
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.
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 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.