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PAGE UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING DECEMBER 8, 2016 1 P.M.
Milan Park Board meeting
The Milan Park Board has scheduled an emergency meeting for Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 – 9
Dillard’s Mini Store
Dearborn County Hospital will have their Dillard’s Mini Store on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 9 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. A portion of sales goes to the DCH Auxiliary.
Friendship Christmas Walk
The Friendship Christmas Walk will take place Friday, Dec. 9 from 6 – 9 p.m. New this year is “Light Up Your Ride” parade and contest. Win cash! Register at Friendship Grocery. There will be vendors, a live Nativity, chili and soup served, music, and a home and business decorating contest. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! For more information visit Friendship Village Association Facebook page or call 812-667-7556.
Free movie in Osgood
A free showing of the classic movie “Elf” will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Damm Theatre in Osgood. The free event is sponsored by the Poole Group, Inc.
Tyson UMC Cantata
The Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles will have their Christmas Cantata Sunday, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary of Tyson United Methodist Church.
‘Circle of Love’ Christmas event
Crossroads Restaurant will host a “Circle of Love” grief ministries annual Christmas event December 13 at 5:30 p.m. There will be live entertainment featuring Cameran and Nathan May.
Osgood ‘Winter on the Bricks’
The 2nd Annual “Winter on the Bricks’ will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 from 5 – 8 p.m. LOCATION: Brick Street in Osgood.
Milan Dollars for Scholars expo
The Milan Community Dollars for Scholars will be holding the alumni expo on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at Milan High School cafeteria. This event will take place during the Milan girls and boys basketball game vs. Morristown. For more information contact us on Facebook or visit www.milan.dollarsforscholars.org
Community Christmas Dinner
The Hunter & Minta Memorial Ripley Co. Community Christmas Dinner will take place on Christmas Day Sunday, Dec. 25 at St. John’s Catholic Church parish hall located at 331 S. Buckeye St. in Osgood. Delivery or dine-in is available. Dine-in at the parish hall is from 11 a.m. until noon. DEADLINE TO ORDER A MEAL is Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 12 noon
. To place your name on the list or to volunteer call Keri Johnson at 812-689-3322.
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 each month at Tyson United Methodist Annex located at 107 N. Adams St. 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.
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 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.