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April 27, 2017 • Coming Events
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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.

Beginning in June

Softball league at Washington Baptist

The Washington Baptist Church is looking for teams for the church softball league. Games begin in June and are played on Sunday afternoons. Players must be 13 years of age or older, and churches may combine players to form a team. If interested contact Brian Dempsey at 812-654-3387 or email

April 29

5K run at Hopewell Baptist
“Hammerin’ Out Cancer” 5K run takes place April 29 at Hopewell Baptist Church. Registration is a 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Registration forms are available at For more information call Kayla at 812-756-8367 or Jessica at 812-756-0285. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

3-D card class at Tyson Library
The library in Versailles will present a 3-D card class on April 29. Registration is required. To register or for more information call 812-689-5894.

‘Clean-up Day’ at Westfork Baptist
Westfork Baptist Church is having a “Clean-up Day” Saturday, April 29 starting at 9:30 a.m. for the cemetery and church. Call Henry at 812-525-6288 with questions.

April 30

‘Just for Him’ benefit concert
There will be a benefit concert featuring “Remedy Revival and My Brother’s Keeper” on Sunday, April 30, at 6 p.m. at the Damm Theatre in Osgood. All proceeds go to “Just for Him” food ministry. Free will offering.

Nancy Hershman Scholarship dinner

The scholarship dinner will take place Sunday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Milan American Legion located at 318 E. Indiana Trail (State Rd. 350), Milan. Free will donation.

Beginning May 1

Frisbee at Washington Baptist
The Washington Baptist Church will be playing Ultimate Frisbee from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday night beginning May 1 at the church park. The event is open to anyone 13 years of age and older. Contact Brian Dempsey at 812-654-3387 or email with questions.

May 4

St. John’s smorgasbord dinner

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Napoleon will have their monthly smorgasbord dinner on Thursday, May 4. Serving is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Carry-outs are available.

May 5 – 6

Rummage sale in Napoleon
St. Maurice Catholic Church will have a rummage sale May 5 – 6; Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. Saturday is $2 bag day. LOCATION: St. Maurice Parish Hall, Hwy. 229 in Napoleon.

May 6

Genealogy workshop
There will be a genealogy workshop presented by Charlotte Blair, State Vice-Regent Indiana DAR on Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Osgood Public Library. The event is sponsored by Osgood Public Library and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Chicken dinner in Delaware
Delaware United Methodist Church will have a chicken dinner on Saturday, May 6, from 4 – 7 p.m. Serving is at the Delaware Community Building. Free will offering.

May 7

Ripley Co. Soccer Club fun day

The soccer club will have a free fun day on Sunday, May 7 at the Tyson Activity Center in Versailles. Physical sign-ups.

NMLRA 22 Fun Shoot

The Fun Shoot takes place May 7 with open sight rifle, scoped rifle and open sight pistol, women’s open sight rifle and scoped rifle, youth (under 16) open sight rifle and scoped rifle events at the Walter Cline Range in Friendship. Membership is not required. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the first relay starts at 10 a.m. For more information call Mike Weissmann at 513-382-1013.

May 8 and 11

Mother’s Day at the library

Osgood Library and Milan Branch Library will have a Mother’s Day Tea Party for girls and boys ages 3 to 10. Kids can bring their moms, grandmas or mom substitutes for tea, lemonade and other goodies, a story and craft. Osgood: Monday, May 8 at 4 p.m. Milan: Thursday, May 11 at 4 p.m.

May 9

Ripley Co. Democrats meeting
The meeting will take place Tuesday, May 9 at Dramann’s Campground just outside of Osgood. Turn east on Eckert St. between UCB and Encore Insurance. The campground is located just 1 mile on the left. The pitch-in dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Ongoing Events

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 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?
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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