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April 28 – 30
Large rummage sale in Osgood
St. John’s Catholic Church, Osgood, will have a rummage sale Thurs., April 28, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri., April 29, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. until noon.
Spring Dodgeball Tournament registration
: REGISTER BY APRIL 29
There will be a Spring Dodgeball Tournament at Tyson Activity Center, Versailles, Saturday, May 7. Schools, churches, companies, and fire depts. are invited to participate. Register by April 29
or contact Amy Miller at 812-621-3909. Proceeds benefit Ripley County Soccer Club.
Teen game night (May 6)
: REGISTER BY APRIL 29
Game night for teens will be held at the YMCA in Batesville on Friday, May 6 from 7 – 10 p.m. for 6th – 8th graders. For more information call 812-934-6006 or visit www.siymca.org.
April 29 – 30
Solid Rock Swap in Napoleon
The 2nd Annual Solid Rock Swap sponsored by the Solid Rock Fellowship Church in Napoleon, will be held April 29-30. Friday’s event begins at 4 p.m. On Saturday there will be a Battle of the Blazes at 1 p.m. between local fire departments. Bring a non-perishable item for the food pantry.
April 29 – May 1
Batesville fine arts fair
Batesville Regional Fine Arts Fair will take place at Romweber Marketplace Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1 with a preview party on Friday from 7 – 9 p.m. Sponsored by Art 4 The Light Studio, Rural Alliance for the Arts and Batesville Bicentennial Committee.
Napoleon Spring Bazaar
Event is Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Napoleon Community Center (Harrison St. off Main St.). Follow the event on Facebook.
‘Healthy Kids Day’ at YMCA The YMCA in Batesville will have a “Healthy Kids Day” Sat., April 30 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. The event is free to the community. Please RSVP by calling 812-934-6006.
‘Healthy Kids Day’ at YMCA
The YMCA in Batesville will have a “Healthy Kids Day” Sat., April 30 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. The event is free to the community. Please RSVP by calling 812-934-6006.
Osgood Kiwanis walk/run
The Osgood area Kiwanis will have the “O-So-Good” 5K walk/run Saturday, April 30. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and race begins at 9 a.m. LOCATION: 147 W. Ripley St., Osgood. Proceeds go to Ripley Hospital and Osgood Area Kiwanis.
‘Friend Day’ at Hopewell Baptist
The celebration takes place May 1 at the 9 a.m. worship celebration. At 6 p.m. hear speaker Chad Varga. Everyone is welcome.
Smorgasbord dinner in Napoleon
St. John’s Lutheran Church of Napoleon will have their monthly smorgasbord dinner Thursday, May 5. Serving is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Carry-outs are available.
Mother’s Day social at Saint Florian
There will be a Mother’s Day social May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Saint Florian in Osgood. Painting instruction will be provided by Tri State Artisans. For reservations call 812-756-0779. Limited seating is available. Reserve early. Tickets are also available at Four Seasons in Osgood. Proceeds benefit the Osgood Area Kiwanis. LOCATION: 345 E. Ripley St., Osgood.
Southern Ripley Ministerial Association
The group will gather at the Versailles War Memorial located on the courthouse square May 5 at 12:15 p.m. to pray for those who serve our area.
May 6 – 7
Rummage sale in Napoleon
St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon will have a rummage sale Friday, May 6 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. until noon. LOCATION: Parish hall, Hwy. 229, Napoleon.
Osgood library book sale
Friends of the Osgood Public Library will have a book sale May 6 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and May 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lady Eagles championship celebration
There will be a celebration for the 2016 Lady Eagles basketball champions Saturday, May 7 at the Jac-Cen-Del school parking lot. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. until after the fireworks. Sponsored by the Town of Osgood, Town of Napoleon, Delaware Township, and the Reynolds Foundation.
Alzheimer’s group meeting
“Caring for the Caregiver” Alzheimer’s Support Groups of Southeast Indiana, Inc., will meet at the Milan Public Library Tuesday, May 10, at 6 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 with the exception of July. In July the pantry is open on the second Monday. 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.