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.
Jac-Cen-Del chili fundraiser
Come support the Jac-Cen-Del junior class parents for an after-prom chili dinner fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 27, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the JCD High School cafeteria during the JCD vs. South Ripley JV and varsity boys game. All proceeds benefit the attendance of the 2015 After Prom.
Music festival in Batesville
Ray Kamalay’s Musical Flea Market will be held on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Batesville Memorial Public Library. The event is for all ages and there is no admission charge. For more information call the library at 812-934-4706 or email www.ebatesville.com/library. The library is located at 131 N. Walnut Street in Batesville.
Women’s self-defense class at YMCA
There will be a women’s self-defense class at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. until noon. The program is free to all. For more information or to register in advance for members starting Feb. 16 and potential members on Feb. 19 by calling the member service desk at 812-934-6006. The S.E. YMCA is located at 30 State Road 129 South in Batesville.
Bridal expo in Sunman
Sunman American Legion will sponsor a bridal expo on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the post home located on Eastern Ave. in Sunman. For more information call Lisa at 812-934-2585 or Cindy at 812-212-8308.
March 2 – April 13
‘Outer Space’ storytime at Osgood
Join the Osgood Public Library for the start of a free seven-week storytime session running each Monday at 4 p.m. This “Outer Space” storytime session begins Monday, March 2 and runs through Monday, April 13. Storytime is for ages 2-7. Registration is requested but not required. Sign your child up for this fun and interactive program by calling the Osgood Library at 812-689-4011 or email email@example.com.
March 6 – April 16
‘Outer Space’ storytime in Milan
Join the Milan Branch Library for the start of a free seven-week storytime session running each Thursday at 11 a.m. This “Outer Space” storytime session begins Thursday, March 6 and runs through Thursday, April 16. Storytime is for ages 2-5. Registration is requested but not required. Sign your child up for this fun and interactive program by calling the Milan Branch Library at 812-654-1963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft and vendor bazaar
There will be a children’s toy and clothing sale on Saturday, March 7, at Sunman Elementary School from 8 a.m. until noon. Interested vendors please contact email@example.com for booth space details. The Sunman Elementary School is located at 925 N. Meridian Street in Sunman and sponsored by Sunman Elementary School P.A.W.S. (People At Work for Students). Not responsible for accidents.
‘Color Me Crazy’ 5K run/walk
The Jac-Cen-Del After Prom Committee will hold a 5K run/walk, “Color Me Crazy,:” on Saturday, March 7, at 9 a.m. Entry forms are available at Napoleon State Bank, Osgood and Napoleon branches; Jac-Cen-Del Elementary and high school offices; Four Seasons Heating and Cooling, Osgood (ask for Gloria); UCB, Osgood branch; and Encore Insurance, Osgood (ask for Mindy). For more information contact Tami E. at 812-689-4144, Mindy at 812-621-1501 or Encore Insurance at 812-689-5630.
Huge rummage and bake sale
The Solid Rock Bible Fellowship Church will hold a huge rummage and bake sale on Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the new fellowship hall located on the corner of Harrison and Monroe Streets in Napoleon. Bag sale will be from 1-2 p.m. For more information call 812-852-2172.
Milan Vol. Fire Dept. chicken dinner
The Milan Vol. Fire Dept. will have a chicken dinner on Sunday, March 8 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Carry-outs are available.
Friendship Vol. Fire Dept. breakfast and turkey dinner
The Friendship Vol. Fire Dept. will have a turkey and dressing dinner on Sunday, March 8, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the firehouse in Friendship. Breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m.
Delaware Vol. Fire Dept. fish fry
Delaware Community Vol. Fire Dept. will have a fish fry on Friday, March 13, from 5-8 p.m. There is a cost and carry-out is available. The building is located in Delaware just north of the intersection of State Road 129 and State Road 350.
South Ripley Sunshine Society food pantry
The South Ripley Sunshine Society “Raid R Pantry” food pantry will be open from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month from February until May as follows: February 5, March 5, April 2 and May 7.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 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 Co. 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.