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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.

July 20

‘Following the Barn Quilt Trail’
Milan Branch Library will present “Following the Barn Quilt Trail” by author Suzi Parron on Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m. Event is sponsored by Friends of the Osgood Public Library.

St. Peter’s coffee social
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Osgood, will have a coffee social on Thursday, July 20 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Free will offering. LOCATION: Corner of W. County Rd. 700 N & Finks Rd.

July 22

‘Birds of Prey’ at Tyson Library
Birds of prey from Hardy Lake will be coming to Tyson Library to present a program on July 22. They will be bringing live birds. This is the end of the “Summer Discovery” program, and there will be a sundae bar and prize drawings for those who attend. For more information or to register call 812-689-5894.

July 23

Annual Vinup reunion
The 88th annual Vinup reunion will take place July 23 at the Gladys Russell Wildlife Refuge located at 13364 White Plains Rd. Dinner is at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish and drinks. For more information call 812-654-3604.

Yoga at Liberty Park
Yoga at the park will take place Sunday, July 23 from 7 to 8 p.m.; slacklining/stargazing/relaxing: 8 to 10 p.m.

July 24-26

Church soccer camp
The Washington Baptist Church will have a soccer camp July 24 – 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dillsboro soccer fields for children entering first through sixth grades. For more information or to register contact Pastor Brian Dempsey at or call 812-654-3387.

July 25

Vintage Car Club of America
Great Lakes Region Vintage Car Club of America will take place Tuesday, July 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. Batesville Historical Society, 15 W. George St., Batesville. Free to the public.

July 26

LifeLine Screening at Milan
There will be a LifeLine Screening on July 26 at St. Charles Catholic Church located at 213 W. Ripley St. in Milan. Health screenings check for HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, diabetes, kidney and thyroid function, etc. Screenings are affordable. There is wheelchair access and free parking is available. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register call 1-877-237-1287 or visit

Book Club at Tyson Library
The club will meet at 6 p.m. and will be discussing “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Album. For more information or to register call 812-689-5894.

July 27

Sunman workshop about bees
The July Workshop in the Park will be July 27 at 6 p.m. Jim Orem of the Southeastern Bee Club will present “How to Keep Our Bees.”

July 28

Laughery Valley 4WD Club
The group will meet Saturday, July 28. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Leaving from Walhill Farm.

July 31

Community blood drive
There will be a community blood drive at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon on Monday, July 31 from 12:30 until 6 p.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. Schedule an appointment online at or call Arlene at 812-852-4394 for more information.

Ongoing Events

Walking club in Versailles
There is a walking club at the Tyson Library in Versailles every Friday. Call 812-689-6894 for details.

Book Club at Tyson Library
The library book club will meet on the fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. Call 812-689-5894 for details.

Community prayer at Tyson Library
Tyson Library in Versailles will have open prayer on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the community room. For more information call the library at 812-689-5894.

Ripley Co. Historical Museum

The museum is open Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. until Labor Day.

Free music returns to Osgood’s brick street
The Osgood Beautification Committee has announced that for the second year there will be music on Ripley St. (the brick street). The event will be held the second Tuesday of June, July and August from 7 to 9 p.m. “Borrowed Time Band” will play in June, “650 North” in July and “The Keith Swinney Band” in August. Bring your own chairs and plan to dine in one of the local restaurants.

The group meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg in the Fr. Rudolf Room. For more information call 812-212-2702.

Prenatal class in Batesville

Children’s Health Care will host prenatal classes on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at 26 Six Pine Ranch Rd. in Batesville. For more information call 812-933-6000.

Yoga at the library
Tyson Library, Versailles, has yoga classes. The first class is free. To register or for more information 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 for more information.

Versailles Legion Post meeting

Legion post #173 will hold their weekly meeting every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (upstairs).

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 second 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?
Call 812-363-5201.

Alanon meeting
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

Concerned about heroin use?
Narcan is free to anyone who wants to potentially help save a life. Call and speak with Paul at 812-932-4515. S.E. Indiana Health Center, 920 County Line Rd., Batesville.

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