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The Versailles Republican

November 20, 2014 • Coming Events

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November 22

Milan seeking vendors and crafters
The Milan VFW Post 6234 is seeking vendors and crafters for the annual craft show to be held Saturday, Nov. 22. For more information, call Gail Knowlton at 812-654-2925.

Milan Christmas Craft Fair
The Milan High School Christmas Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be over 200 local vendors featuring handmade goods, gifts and decorations.

November 23

Ham and turkey supper

There will be a ham and turkey supper on Sunday, Nov. 23, from 4-6:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry. The church is located just outside of Friendship at 5588 E. Co. Rd. 900S, Cross Plains. Freewill offering and carry-out is available. Proceeds will benefit Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. For more information, call 812-667-5700.

Turkey dinner in Napoleon
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon will hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 23, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Carry-out is available. For more information or for family or group seating, call 812-689-4355.

November 24

ALA meeting
The Leora Weare Unit #173 American Legion Auxiliary will meet Monday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the post home. Plans will be made for the Christmas meeting. The organization is celebrating their 95th birthday this month. Members are urged to attend.

November 26

Thanksgiving Eve candlelight service
The Versailles Church of Christ will have a candlelight Thanksgiving Eve on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

November 29-30

RC Parks Annual Christmas Walk
The Ripley County Parks Annual Christmas Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 30. The event will be held at the Ripley County Fairgrounds located at 525 West Beech St. in Osgood from 6-8 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information contact Shanna Joseph at 812-689-6535 or or

December 6

‘Santa on the Square’
On Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Main Street Versailles will be sponsoring “Santa on the Square.” Children can come and have their photo taken with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and receive a goody bag. Caroling will be provided by South Ripley Young Confederates along with other Christmas activities. There is no cost; just come and enjoy as the Christmas season begins. See you on the Versailles Square! Santa will be set up at the Lions Club building. A special thanks to the Versailles Lions Club for their help with this event.

Ongoing Events

Milan Beautification meetings
The Milan Beautification committee meetings will resume in March.

Milan Library Kids Book Club
The Milan Branch Library is offering a Kids Book Club for kids ages 8-12 years old. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 812-654-1963 or email

Osgood Library Kids Book Club

The Osgood Public Library is offering a Kids Book Club for kids ages 8-12 years old. Meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month from 5-6 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 812-689-4011 or email

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.

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.

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 Ponderosa Steakhouse located at the corner of North Lincoln St. and Fourth St. in Greensburg. For more information call 765-629-2720.

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 meeting
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 the 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
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” 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 support group 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 mtgs.

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 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.

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