PAGE UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING MARCH 23, 2017 3 P.M.
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.
March 1 – 31
Sunman park workshop
Sunman Community Park will hold a workshop to find the “Pot of Gold” March 1 – 31. Find the “Pot of Gold” and post “I found it” on the Sunman Community Park Facebook page. At the end of the month prizes will be awarded. For more information contact Janice Hosmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 19 – 24
Cross Plains church revival
Cross Plains Church of Christ will have a “Spring Revival” March 19 – 24 with evangelist Kerry Allen. There will be special music each night at 6:30 p.m. and preaching at 7 p.m.
‘Spring Break’ storytime
Storytime themed “Spring Break Vacation” for ages 1 – 10 will take place in Milan on Thursday, March 23 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information call Milan Library at 812-654-1963.
Tyson Library in Versailles will have a preschool storytime “Dr. Seuss is on the Loose” at on March 23 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Register by calling the library at 812-689-5894.
The Osgood United Methodist Church will have a Lenten service on Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m.
March 24 – 26
Delaware UMC revival
Delaware United Methodist Church will host “Chain Breaking Revival”at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25; and 8:30 a.m., and on March 26 at 6 p.m.
Napoleon Vol. Fire Dept. breakfast
The fire department will have a pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, March 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the firehouse. Free will donation.
March 27 and 30
Storytime at Osgood and Milan
Join the library, and friends from Safe Passage in Batesville, for storytime at Milan and Osgood Libraries for ages 1 – 10. Osgood Library
: Monday, March 27 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Milan Library:
Thursday, March 30 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information call Osgood Library at 812-689-4011 or Milan Library at 812-654-1963.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Road Tour, with Mark Kacher presenting, will be held on March 28 at 6 p.m. in Margaret Mary Health Auditorium. For more information visit www.ResearchRoadTour.org
Auxiliary Post 173 meeting
The Ladies Auxiliary Post 173 meeting will be held Tuesday, March 28. Hostesses are Nancy Durham and Jane Westmeyer.
‘Bingo’ at Tyson Library
Tyson Library in Versailles will have “Bingo” for adults on March 29 at 6 p.m. Call the library at 812-689-5894 to register or for more information.
Kite fly at Versailles State Park
Tyson Library, Versailles, is sponsoring a kite fly at the Versailles State Park on March 30 at 1 p.m. There will be some kites available or bring your own. Snacks will be provided. To register call the library at 812-689-5894.
Fire dept. fish fry
The Marion Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. / Millhousen Fire Dept. will have a fish fry on Friday, March 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Millhousen Fire Station located at 250 E. North, edge of town. All you can eat. Carry-outs available.
‘Friday Flick’ at the library
The Milan and Osgood Libraries will have a “Friday Flick” movie time on March 31 at 11 a.m. For more information call Milan at 812-654-1963 or Osgood at 812-689-4011.
March 31 – April 2
Rising Sun QuiltFest
The Ohio County Historical Society and the Sunshine Stitchers announce the annual Rising Sun QuiltFest. The event will be held March 31 to April 2 at the Rising Sun History Museum located at 212 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun. For more information call 888-776-4786 or visit enjoyrisingsun.com
St. Maurice smorgasbord dinner
St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon will have a smorgasbord dinner on Saturday, April 1 from 4 – 7:30 p.m. Carry-outs available. Everyone is welcome.
St. Paul’s Church supper
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Crossroads) in Batesville will have a chicken and beef supper on Saturday, April 1 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free will offering. Carry-outs available. LOCATION: 664 South State Road 129.
Versailles Lions club fish fry
Versailles Lions Club benefit fish fry will take place Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m .until 2 p.m. at the Versailles Lions Club Building on the square. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.
The annual meeting for Washington Cemetery Association will be held on April 2 at 2 o’clock at the Washington Baptist Church in Elrod. The public is welcome.
Trap range opening day
The Red Rock Trap Range opening day will be Sunday, April 2. For more information call Bennie Adams at 812-599-0323 or David Adams at 812-667-0066 or 812-621-0771. LOCATION: 14898 Levi Bliss Rd., Canaan.
Historical Society meeting
The Ripley County Historical Society spring meeting will be held on April 2 at 2 p.m. at the archives building located on the Versailles courthouse square. The speaker will be Jim Newhart discussing the Civil War. He will be in period dress of the 32nd Indiana Infantry. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
April 3 – 8
‘Art in Nature’ at Versailles
Enjoy art classes at Versailles State Park Recreation Hall each evening April 3 – 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. Created art will be exhibited at a show Saturday from 6 – 8 p.m. in the recreation hall. The event is open to the public. Call 812-689-7431 for more information or visit www.ripleycountytourism.com
Tyson library storytime
Tyson Library, Versailles, will present preschool storytime with “Dr. Seuss is on the Loose” on April 6 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. To register call the library at 812-689-5894.
Bridge of Hope ‘Celebrate Recovery’
The event will be held on Tuesdays at the Bridge of Hope located on SR 129, Milan. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free child care is available. Call 812-654-2350 for more information.
Free blood pressure, sugar checks
Dearborn County Hospital Home Health & Hospice is continuing to provide free community blood pressure and blood sugar clinics once a month at the following locations: First Tuesday at 11 a.m
. – Dillsboro Village Apartments, 10145 Alpha Dr., Dillsboro; Second Wednesday at 10 a.m
. – Moores Hill Senior Center, 16610 North Broadway St., Moores Hill; and Fourth Tuesday at 10 a.m.
– Switzerland Co. Senior Center, 305 Walnut St., Vevay. Call 812-537-8192 or 800-676-5428 or visit www.dch.org
for more information.
Versailles Legion Post meeting
Legion post #173 will hold their weekly meeting every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (upstairs).
Basketball at Washington Baptist
There is an open gym basketball for men and women ages 13 and over every Monday evening from 7 – 9 p.m. at Washington Baptist Church Christian Life Center. The gym is next to the church located at 5496 E. U.S. Highway 50 in Elrod. For more information or questions contact Brian Dempsey at 812-654-3387 or email@example.com
Golden Gate Community Choir practice
The choir is practicing for the Palm Sunday Contata “Amazing Love – How Can It Be?” Practice is at 2 p.m. every Sunday starting February 5 in the main sanctuary of Osgood United Methodist Church located at 213 South Walnut St., Osgood. The performance is scheduled for Palm Sunday, April 16, at 7 p.m. For more information contact Sharon at 812-852-4936 or Ellie at 812-621-5337.
Ripley Co. Food Pantry
Ripley County Food Pantry will be open the third Monday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Support group in Batesville
A family support group will be offered for individuals with addictions or substance abuse issues on the third Wednesday of the month at the Better Options office in Batesville (corner of SR 46 and Tekulve Rd.) from 6 – 7:30 p.m. There is no charge.
Historical Society archive hours
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. Call 812-689-3031.
Bridge of Hope 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.
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.
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.
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 – 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday evening from 5 – 6 p.m.
Back Door Friends of Faith distribution
A monthly non-food distribution for those in need will be held on the third Saturday each month at Tyson United Methodist Annex located at 107 N. Adams St. 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.
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.
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
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.
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 Osgood First Baptist Church located at 124 North Sycamore St., Osgood, at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday nights at New Marion Baptist Church in New Marion.
Need help with a drinking problem?
The group meets on Mondays from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Osgood First Baptist Church located at 124 N. Sycamore St., Osgood. For more information call Glenda at 812-926-3960 or Pat at 812-744-3252.
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 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.
Grief care support group
Grief support will be offered this Spring through Dearborn County Hospital Home Health & Hospice. The group will meet in the Ohio Room at the hospital from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on eight consecutive Mondays from April 3 to May 22. For more information or to register call Mrs. Allen at 812-537-8259 or 800-676-5572 ext. 8259, or email firstname.lastname@example.org