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June 24 – 25
Versailles Baptist Church rummage sale
There will be a rummage sale at Versailles Baptist Church in the family life center on Friday, June 24 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday, June 25 from 8 a.m. – noon.
June 24, 25 and 26
‘Funny Little Thing Called Love’
The Rural Alliance for the Arts will presents a “Funny Little Thing Called Love” at the Batesville High School auditorium June 24 and 25 at 7 p.m., and June 26 at 2 p.m. Food and drink will not be provided. Everyone is welcome.
Versailles Lions Club Chicken Bar-B-Que
The 50th Annual Versailles Lions Club Chicken Bar-B-Que will take place Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the square in Versailles. Plus see all the classic cars at the 18th Annual American Legion Post #173 Car Show.
Versailles Masonic Lodge breakfast
There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Versailles Masonic Lodge F.&A.M. #7 Saturday, June 25 from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. LOCATION: One block west of the town square in Versailles. (A portion of the proceeds will go to the Versailles Masonic Lodge #7 Scholarship Fund administered by RCCF.)
Cedar Creek church homecoming
The Cedar Creek Community Church is having a homecoming with “Affirmation” mixed quartet on Sunday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. with dinner afterward. LOCATION: 435 West CR 150 N, Osgood.
June 26 – 29
Washington Baptist Vacation Bible School
“Ocean Commotion” Vacation Bible School at Washington Baptist Church will be Sunday through Wednesday, June 26 – 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. Preregister at https://answersvbs.com/vbs/wbc
or call 812-654-3387. LOCATION: 5496 E. US Hwy. 50, Dillsboro (Elrod).
Leora Weare Unit 173 ALA
The group will meet Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the post home. Newly elected officers will be installed. Hostesses are Jane Westmeyer and Nancy Durham. Members are urged to attend.
Chamber night: “United We Stand”
The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual event on Friday, July 1 from 5 p.m. to ? at the Ripley County Fairgrounds in Osgood. There will be food, live entertainment with Centerline Band at 7 p.m. and fireworks at dark. Bring your lawn chairs! For additional information or free booth space call 812-689-6654.
‘Running Hog’ 5K – night run
There will be a “Running Hog” 5K night run at Hoosier Links Golf Course on Saturday, July 2. Registration starts at 7:30 p.m. and the race begins at 9 p.m.
Ice cream social in Milan
The Milan Baptist Church located on Main St., Milan, will have an ice cream social from 4 – 7 p.m.
Breakfast at Milan Methodist Church
There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast at Milan Methodist Church located on Main St., Milan, Monday, July 4 from 7 – 9 a.m.
Milan Lions Club parade
Milan’s 4th of July parade is at 10 a.m. Monday, July 4. Line up begins at 8 a.m. There will be booths, activities and music in the park after the parade.
Milan Vol. Fire Dept. chicken dinner
The fire department will have a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the firehouse.
Milan VFW steak dinner
There will be a steak dinner from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Milan VFW Canteen.
Rozzi's 4th of July fireworks at Milan
Fireworks by Rozzi start at dusk on Monday, July 4. Fireworks are sponsored by the Milan American Legion.
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.
Senior meals in Versailles
Tyson Senior Nutrition Activity Center located at the Tyson School Apartments, 100 South High Street in Versailles, will have meals, activities and fellowship for anyone 60 years of age and over Monday through Friday. Mealtime is 11:30 a.m. and reservations are required. Donations are expected for the cost of the meal. For more information and to make a reservation call 812-689-1516 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
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.
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. 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 a.m. and Tuesday evening from 5 – 7 p.m.
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. 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 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.
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., at the fairgrounds in Osgood. 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.
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.
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. 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.
Circle of Love grief recovery meetings
Held the second Tuesday monthly, 7-8 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 2319N CR 850W, Holton. 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 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 St. Johns Catholic Church, 331 S. Buckeye 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 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.