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Now through Dec.

Free YMCA ‘Family Fun Day Sundays’
The YMCA will be free and open to the community for “Family Fun Day Sundays” from 1 – 5 p.m. on Sundays. Guests can sample the indoor pool, wellness center, indoor walking track, basketball gyms, and rec room. Must be 16+ years of age or with a legal guardian. The YMCA is located at the corner of SR 46 and SR 129 in Batesville. For more information call 812-934-6006 or visit

Nov. 19

‘Thanksgiving Storytime’ at Milan
Milan Branch Library is hosting “Thanksgiving Storytime” Thursday, Nov.19, at 4 p.m. Call 812-654-1963 or visit

Drug awareness: Next steps to recovery
The Ripley County Drug Awareness Coalition will have a meeting Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Milan Christian Church located at 719 E. Carr St. The theme is “It’s a Family Affair: Next steps to recovery.” Call 513-310-3486.

Nov. 21

Milan Craft Fair
The Milan Craft Fair will take place Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Milan High School gym. There is no admission charge. Call 812-654-3096

Nov. 22

Thanksgiving dinner
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon, will have a turkey dinner on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is a charge. Carry-outs are available. Call 812-689-4355 for family or group seating.

Dinner at St. Paul’s, Dewberry
There will be a ham and turkey dinner at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry on Sunday, Nov. 22 beginning at 4 p.m. Freewill offering. Carry-outs are available.

Nov. 23

Leora Weare ALA meeting
The Leora Weare Unit #173 ALA will meet Monday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m. at the post home.

Nov. 26

Free Thanksgiving dinner in Versailles

Versailles Church of Christ Out Reach Team is preparing for a free community Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 812-689-5249 or 513-479-4505 to reserve a dinner. Please include your name, number of meals needed and whether the meals will be to go or for eat-in at the church basement.

Nov. 29

Versailles church ‘Hanging of the Greens’

The Versailles Baptist Church will have a “Hanging of the Greens” on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Tell Me the Story of Jesus.”

Dec. 2

Kiwanis bag and basket bingo

The Kiwanis Bag & Basket Bingo will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Osgood American Legion. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo is at 6 p.m. Food will be served. Advanced tickets are available at Four Seasons in Osgood or buy tickets at the door.

Ongoing Events

Book sale at Osgood Library thru Dec. 4

Tyson Library events

Tyson Library ,Versailles, will have the following programs: Children’s programming – Local teens are invited to “Super Smash Bros. Tournament.” The game will be played on WiiU and winners take home prizes. There is an entry charge. Adult programming – Learn quilting basics and hand piecing with Chris from The Quilter’s Nook. All ages programming – VHS movies are on sale. Food donations are being accepted for this holiday season. Fill out a survey and win a Subway gift card. Please RSVP. Call 812-689-5894.

Historical Society archive hours
The 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.

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. The clinic is located at 374 Northside Drive in Batesville. Call 812-932-4515.

Christmas choir practice in Osgood

Golden Gate Community Choir is beginning practice for the Christmas Contata “Hope Has Hands.” Practice is at 2 p.m. every Sunday at Osgood United Methodist Church located at 213 South Walnut Street in Osgood. The performance is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. For more information call Ellie at 812-621-5337.

Milan Food Pantry
The Milan Food Pantry will be open every Tuesday morning from 9 – 10 a.m. and Tuesday evening from 5 – 7 p.m. until January 1.

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. From 9:30-10:30 a.m. 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
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
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.

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 for info.

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. 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)
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
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
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
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

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
Meets every Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Milan, at 6 p.m. For info 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.

Need help with a drinking problem?

Call 812-363-5201.

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.

Milan Beautification Committee meetings
Meets at Ripley Crossing every fourth Thursday of the month 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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