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September 18, 2014 • Coming Events
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.
Take a beautiful, scenic fall drive, four miles west of Dillsboro on SR 62 in Farmers Retreat. Visit a completely restored, one-room schoolhouse museum. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, it was restored in 1950 and built in 1888. We invite fourth grade teachers to bring their students for field trips, or any other groups. The museum is open each Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. during September and October. For more information call 812-432-5401 or 812-667-5330. The museum is open at others times by appointment.
Join the Osgood Public Library for a free seven-week storytime session running each Monday at 4 p.m. This Wild West storytime session runs through Monday, Oct. 27. Storytime is for ages 2-7. Registration is requested but not required. Sign up by calling the Osgood Library at 812-689-4011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Milan Branch Library for a free seven-week storytime session each Thursday at 11 a.m. This Wild West storytime session runs through Thursday, Oct. 30. Storytime is for ages 2-6. Registration is requested but not required. Sign up by calling the Milan Branch Library at 812-654-1963 or email email@example.com.
The Ripley County Democrats Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, at The Sherman House in Batesville. Social hours begins at 5 p.m. with dinner following at 6 p.m. and speakers at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Mike Claytor, Auditor of State candidate. Cost is $30 per ticket. For more information, contact Phyllis Armbrecht at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-667-5690.
The St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Osgood will hold a coffee social on Thursday, Sept. 18, with a full menu. The church is located at the corner of W. County Rd. 700N & Finks Rd. Serving is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (freewill offering). Everyone is welcome.
The Southeastern Indiana YMCA will now be offering Family Fun Night FREE to the whole community (not just members). The movie “Rio2” will be shown from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring sleeping bags and pillows. The ‘Y’ will provide popcorn and water. The S.E. Indiana YMCA is located at 30 State Road 129 in Batesville. For more information call 812-934-6006 member service desk or visit www.siymca.org.
The Milan Senior Class Club will hold a chicken dinner on Friday, Sept. 19, from 4-7 p.m., in the Milan High School Cafeteria. There is a charge for the dinner. Carry-out is available. The fundraiser will support the senior trip to New York. This is a zero-waste event sponsored by SEIRD.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Olean, will be having a huge rummage sale on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. One day only! No early birds please. Items priced to sell! Cash only please. Items are located inside and out! Sale will be held rain or shine. The church is located at 5869 South State Road 129, south of Versailles.
The Safe Routes to Schools will do a safety training and bike rodeo on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. Register at the booth located on the courthouse square beginning at 12:30 p.m. Two bikes will be given away courtesy of The Friendship State Bank. This is also in conjunction with the Versailles Bicycle Blast held at the square from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This Saturday, Sept. 20, there will be another “Bird Walk” at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. The easy, slow-paced walk will start at 8 a.m. at the Refuge Visitor Center. For more information, call 812-522-4352, extension 12.
The Holton Christian Church homecoming service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Larry Pittman, and a pitch-in meal will follow the service. Everyone is welcome.
Church on the Rock Assembly of God welcomes guest speaker Reverend Jamie Englehart of Bay City, Michigan, on Sunday, Sept. 21 until Tuesday, Sept. 23. He will be speaking at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, and at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The public is welcome. Church on the Rock is located at 407 N. Township Line Rd. in Batesville. For more information, contact the church at 812-934-5192.
The Leora Weare Unit #173 will meet Monday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. at the post home. Members are urged to attend.
The Versailles Pumpkin Show will be held from Wednesday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 28, on the Courthouse Square located on Main Street in Versailles with exhibits, food, free entertainment, contests, art show, music and more. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. Hours are 5-10 p.m. nightly and on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, contact Ripley County Tourism at 812-689-7431, email email@example.com or visit www.ripleycountytourism.com/pumpkin.
Come celebrate the 10 years of mountain bike trails at Versailles State Park from Friday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Sept 28. For more information, visit Versailles State Park Mountain Bikers on Facebook.
The Ripley County Historical Museum will be open Pumpkin Show Day, Saturday, Sept. 27, before the parade.
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The Batesville Kiwanis presents the 25th Annual Applefest on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Liberty Park in Batesville. For information contact Jay Reichmuth at 812-934-3201.
The 11th Annual Friendship Village Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the NMLRA Education Building in Friendship. Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., charge for adults and/or children. There will be live music, activities for the kids, a silent auction and fun for the whole family. The festival is sponsored by the Friendship Village Association.
The Ripley County Annual 10K (6 mile) Crop Walk Ending Hunger one step at a time will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in Milan. Registration time is 12:30 p.m. at Milan First Baptist Church. The walk will start at Milan First Baptist Church and finish at Milan United Methodist Church. Registration begins at 12:30 and the walk is at 1:30. For more information, call Pastor Chuck Britt at 812-654-3401 or Pastor Harris Long at 812-654-3642.
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.
Back Door Friends in Faith is an outreach program of Tyson United Methodist Church. On the third Saturday of each month, residents from the South Ripley and Jac-Cen-Del school districts are invited to come and receive needed household items that cannot be obtained through the food stamp program. First time participants must bring a photo ID and proof of address. All items are free. Anyone wishing to donate items for distribution can drop off donations at the Annex, 107 N. Adams St. in Versailles, or on the parsonage front porch located at 322 Tyson St. in Versailles. For more information, call 812-689-6976.
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.
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 689-6698.
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 689-6699 for info.
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.
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 689-4011 for information on the book to be discussed at the next meeting and to reserve a copy. Newcomers are always welcome, even if you have not read the book.
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.
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 at 812-933-3741 for a location.
Ripley County Amateur Radio Club (RCARC) will meet at the American Red Cross Building (629 South Buckeye Street, Osgood). Business meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Open to the public. Contact Delbert for more info at 689-3161.
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.
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 689-6376, Lisa 689-4663, or Marlene 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.
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 654-3642.
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Alanon fellowships meet weekly at St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Call 689-6758 or 689-4385 for more information.
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 is open on Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. at the Delaware Twp. Building. 812-584-3546.
There will be a bible study group every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Colonial Manor Community Room.