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July 2, 2015 • Coming Events

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July 2

St. John’s in Napoleon smorgasbord
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon will have a smorgasbord dinner on Thursday, July 2, at 4:30 p.m. Carry-outs are available and everyone is welcome. For more information contact Jim Kunz at 812-663-3839.

Race at Ripley Co. Fairgrounds
Racing returns to Ripley County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 2 at 5 p.m. U.M.R.A TQ Midget racing program will be hosting a Three Quarter Midget Race along with Outlaw 4-cylinder trucks. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. There will be giveaways throughout the evening. For more information contact Terry Eaglin at 812-871-7728.

July 2-4

Milan Community July 4th Celebration
The Milan community will be start their July 4th celebration with a youth baseball tournament on Thursday, July 2 at the Darren Baker Memorial Park. On Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. there will be an ice cream social at Milan Baptist Church and fireworks at the park begin at dusk. On Saturday, July 4, the parade (sponsored by the Milan Lions Club) starts at 10 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a chicken dinner at the Milan Volunteer Fire Department and from noon to 9 p.m. there is a steak dinner at the Milan VFW.

July 3

Centerline band at Ripley Co. Fairgrounds
The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual night out and fireworks on Friday, July 3 from 5 p.m. – ? at the Ripley County Fairgrounds in Osgood featuring the Centerline band at 7 p.m. No admission charge. For free booth space or additional information contact the Chamber at 812-689-6654.

Ripley Co. Chamber Night Out/Fireworks
The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce Night Out/ Fireworks will be held on Friday, July 3, from 4 – 10 p.m. at the Ripley County Fairgrounds in Osgood. There will be crafts, food booths, live music and ends with the fireworks. There is no admission charge. For more information contact the Ripley County Chamber of Commerce at 812-689-6654 or visit

Blood drive at Ripley Co. Fairgrounds
The Indiana Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, July 3, from 4 – 9 p.m. at the Ripley County Fairgrounds in Osgood. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. For more information or to schedule an appointment call Chris or Mary Schmaltz at 812-654-3949. Be sure to eat a good meal and bring your I.D.

July 4

Milan Vol. Fire Dept. chicken dinner
The Milan Vol. Fire Dept. will have a chicken dinner on Saturday, July 4, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the firehouse. Carry-outs are available.

Picnic on the Square
Main Street Versailles will have a Picnic on the Square Sat., July 4, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Farmers market starts at 8 a.m.; games, activities and music begins at 10 a.m., and the picnic lunch will be ready at 11 a.m. Tyson Activity Center will be grilling hamburgers and serving lunch. Bring lawn chairs. Everyone is welcome.

July 6 – 9

Milan Youth Football Camp
Milan Youth Football Camp will take place from Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 9, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Milan High School Football Field. This is a great camp for beginning players in K-8. No equipment is needed. Wear T-shirts, shorts, cleets or gym shoes. Cost is $40. For more information contact Rob Page at 814-860-6037 or

July 10 – 11

Batesville Fireman’s Festival

Batesville Fireman’s Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 10 – 11, with music, dancing, a parade and more. There is no admission charge. For more information contact Todd Schutte at 812-934-2230 or visit

July 11

Take a Kid Fishing Day
Big Oaks Conservation Society and Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge will host a Take a Kid Fishing Day on Saturday, July 11 from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for kids 15 years old or younger with an accompanying adult. For more information contact the refuge office at 812-273-0783 or Joe Robb at or visit

Friendship Village Festival
Friendship Village Association will host the Friendship Village Festival on Saturday, July 11, from noon until 7 p.m. in Friendship. For more information call “All Things Friendship at 812-667-2573.

Auction consignments wanted
Items are wanted for the consignment auction taking place on Saturday, August 8. Items consigned by July 11 can appear in sale bill ads. Sale will be at Immaculate Conception Church grounds in Millhousen. To consign or donate call Brian Huff at 812-614-5159, Jeff Chandler at 812-591-3812, Norbert Bedel at 812-614-0198, Tim Scheidler at 812-614-1742 or email

July 11 – 12

NMLRA Youth Shoot
The NMLRA will host a Youth Shoot Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 at the NMLRA range in Friendship. Pre-registration is required. For more information contact Scott Mings at 317-364-0120, or visit

July 13 – 17

Milan UMC Vacation Bible School
Milan United Methodist Church will have a Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. For more information call 812-654-3401.

July 14

Ripley Co. Democrats meeting
The Ripley County Democrats will meet Tuesday, July 14 at Crossroads Family Restaurant in Versailles. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with the meeting following at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

July 15

One-day Bible school at Tyson UMC

The Tyson United Methodist Church will have a one-day Bible school on Wednesday, July 15 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

July 16

St. Peter’s in Osgood coffee social

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Osgood will have a coffee social with a full menu on Thursday, July 16 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Freewill offering.

Ongoing Events

Ripley County Historical Society Museum
The Ripley County Historical Society Museum is open until August 31 on Sunday afternoons from 2 – 4 p.m. The museum will be closed on July 14 and open on Pumpkin Show day. For more information call 812-689-5767.

Ripley County fall soccer sign-ups
Ripley County fall soccer sign-ups are going on now! Any child from JCD, Milan, South Ripley and home-schoolers in the county ages 4 to 13 can play. This is a non-traveling league with games to be played at Versailles Sport Complex. Parent coaches and volunteers are needed. Forms are available online at or at local libraries. Return the form to RCSC c/o Sports Complex, P.O. Box 436, Versailles, IN 47042. Call 812-621-3903 for more information.

Fibromyalgia/Lyme Disease support group
Sharing ideas in managing your life around chronic Lyme Disease. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Meadow Park Apartments Recreation Room in Napoleon. For more information, call Connie Kelley at 812-209-8838.

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. The distribution will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Back Door Friends of Faith serves anyone in the South Ripley and Jac-Cen-Del school districts. Please bring a picture I.D. for identification.

Ripley County Amateur Radio Club
The Ripley County Amateur Radio Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Red Cross office located at 629 South Buckeye Street in Osgood. For more information, call Delbert Felix at 812-756-2470.

Ripley County Food Pantry
The Ripley County Food Pantry located at the Ripley Co. Fairground, Bldg. 16C, in Osgood, will be open on the third Monday of each month from 9-12 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. The mobile pantry will be open on the first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., also at the fairgrounds in Osgood. For more information and how you can help, call 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Dinner club for widows
A dinner club for widows of any age will be held on the third Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. at the Crossroads Restaurant in Versailles. Everyone is welcome. For information call 812-689-6698.

Knights of Columbus Council 8487 mtgs.
The Knights of Columbus Council 8487 meetings are held at St. John’s Church, Osgood, on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (except holidays). Call 812-689-6699 for info.

Narcotics Anonymous meetings
Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be 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
The Book Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Osgood Public Library at 6 p.m. Please call the library at 812-689-4011 for information on the book to be discussed at the next meeting and to reserve a copy.

La Leche League (breast-feeding support)
Looking for support or information from other nursing moms? La Leche League of Sunman meets the first Wednesday of each month from 5-6 p.m. at the office of Dr. Suzanne Martini in Sunman. Call 812-654-2593 for more information.

Close Connections support program

The Close Connections bereavement support program, supporting those who have experienced the loss of a loved one will be held on the second Monday of each month. Please call Kari Ann Rennekamp for a location. 812-933-3741.

Alzheimer’s Support Group of SE Indiana
Alzheimer’s Support Group of SE Indiana meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Milan Library; and the third Tuesday of every month at the Dearborn County Hospital, Ohio Room, second floor with Support Group Leader Karen Brandt. For information call 1-888-422-2691.

Circle of Love grief recovery meetings
Grief recovery meetings “Circle of Love” will be the held the second Tuesday monthly, 7-8 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 2319N CR 850W, Holton. For info call Gail 812-689-6376, Lisa 812-689-4663, or Marlene 812-689-7359.

Reformers Unanimous Addictions Program

Reformers Unanimous Addictions Program meets every Friday 7-9 p.m. at Hope Baptist Church, 15593 US Hwy 50, Dillsboro. For more info or for a free ride call 812-655-3387.

Open Arms grief support meetings
Have you lost a friend or family member? The Open Arms Grief Support Group will be meeting every Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Milan, at 6 p.m. For info call 812-654-3642.

Ripley County Prevent Child Abuse meetings
The Ripley County Prevent Child Abuse Council meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Purdue Extension office in Osgood.

AA & Alanon meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous and Alanon fellowships meet weekly at St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Call 812-689-6758 or 812-689-4385 for more information.

Milan VFW Post #6234 meetings
The Milan VFW Post #6234 holds monthly meetings the third Thursday of each month of the post, 7 p.m.

Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry open
Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry is open on Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. at the Delaware Twp. Building; 812-584-3546.

Bible study—“The Gathering”
There will be a bible study group every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Colonial Manor Community Room.

Milan Beautification Committee meetings
The Milan Beautification Committee will resume meeting on Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at Ripley Crossing. Meetings will continue every fourth Thursday of the month at Ripley Crossing at 7 p.m.

Indiana federal employees meeting
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Indiana Chapter 0813, has a monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge located at 223 E. 3rd Street in Rushville. For more information call 765-629-2720.

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