Batesville/Ripley County and Franklin County briefs

Feb. 15—Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 26 — Batesville Intermediate School Scholastic Book Fair — The BIS Scholastic Book Fair will be held Monday, Feb. 15 through Friday, Feb. 26.

Tuesday, February 16 — Batesville Memorial Public Library — Storytime at 11 a.m. at Batesville Memorial Public Library for ages three and over. This fun story program also includes music and dance. Register to reserve a spot at ebatesville.com/events.

Tuesday, February 16 — Batesville Memorial Public Library — Join us for a Needlecraft Circle at 1 p.m. at Batesville Memorial Public Library. Bring any type of needlecraft project with you. In addition, you can receive help with your Knitting 101 project. Please register at ebatesville.com/events so we can plan for social distancing.

Tuesday, February 16 — Batesville Memorial Public Library — The Library of Seeds at Batesville Memorial Public Library presents The Container Herb Garden at 6:30 p.m. Mark Lyons, an experienced vegetable gardener and gardening coach, will show you how to arrange and grow your favorite herbs in a container. View this program at the library or at home on Zoom. Register for your choice at ebatesville.com/events.

Tuesday, February 16 — Batesville State of the City Address — Batesville Mayor Mike Bettice will give his State of the City Address virtually at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 from the Memorial Building. A crowd is not permitted.

Thursday, February 18 — Batesville Memorial Public Library — Snowflake Science for grades 3rd — 8th at 4 p.m. Join us at Batesville Memorial Public Library as we make snowflake crystals. Register for this fun program at ebatesville.com/events.

Monday, February 22 — Batesville Memorial Public Library — Mother Goose on the Loose at 10 a.m. for children under the age of three. Join Mrs. Dickey for stories, music and dance at Batesville Memorial Public Library. Register for the fun at ebatesville.com/events

Monday, February 22 — Batesville Memorial Public Library — Make It Monday at 1 and 4 p.m. at Batesville Memorial Public Library for Pre-K — 2nd grade. Register at ebatesville.com/events and make a Polar Bear Collage.

Tuesday, February 23 — Batesville Memorial Public Library — Storytime at 11 a.m. at Batesville Memorial Public Library for children three and over. Join Mrs. Dickey for stories, music, and fun. Register at ebatesville.com/events.

Tuesday, February 23 — Batesville Memorial Public Library — Needlecrafting Circle at 1 p.m. at Batesville Memorial Public Library. Bring any type of handcraft item with you to work on. You can also receive help with your Knitting 101 project. Please register at ebatesville.com/events so we can plan for social distancing.

Wednesday, February 24 — Batesville Memorial Public Library — Owl Pellet Program sponsored by Batesville Memorial Public Library at 4 p.m. for 3rd — 8th grade. This virtual program is presented by the Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium. There is a $5 fee and each participant will receive their own owl pellet to dissect. You can watch this Zoom program from the library or from home. Please register for this special program at ebatesville.com/events.

Tuesday, February 24 — Batesville Memorial Public Library — The Batesville Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 24 at the Library.

Wednesday, February 25 — Batesville Memorial Public Library — Digital Device Drop-In from 2 — 3:30 p.m. at the Batesville Memorial Public Library. Do you need help with your computer, tablet or smartphone? Would you like to borrow eBooks from the library, but don’t know how? Stop by our Digital Device Drop-In and talk to Cassie.

March

Tuesdays beginning March 2 — The Bridge of Hope — The Bridge of Hope will host Support Nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. The sessions of Grief Share and Choosing Victory will start March 2 with about four to six week intervals between the next rotation. Registration is recommended due to the class material involved. Call Melody Fields at 812-654-2350 to register. Grief Share, a program to give you help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, relative or friend, will run for 13 weeks. Choosing Victory, an in-depth study for any woman who has been the victim of sexual abuse and in need of true healing and victory, will run for 10 — 11 weeks. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered recovery program for anyone dealing with any kind of hurt, habit or hang-up, is ongoing every week. Free childcare is provided.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic — A COVID-19 vaccination clinic began the week of Monday, Jan. 11 at the Franklin County Health Department for those age 65+ or first responders and healthcare workers. Pre-registration is required online by visiting ourshot.in.gov.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center — A Day of Quiet Renewal has been cancelled until further notice.

Saturday, February 20 — Oldenburg Franciscan Center — The Golden Years: What Is the Gold in the Second Half of Life? This event will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. This will be a virtual program using Zoom. Led By: S. Olga Wittekind, PhD. Cost: $25/ $40 CEU’s. We will be challenged to go deeper and acknowledge our desires to discover our authentic selves. Come join us to experience the wonder, awe, and adventure on the second journey of life. Using Jungian concepts, we will learn about freedom, our true selves, and our holy longings which lead to deeper relationships with others and with God. Become attentive to the symbols of the unconscious and the God within. Please email [email protected] or visit https://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/programs.html to register.

Sunday, February 21 — Oldenburg Franciscan Center — Coffee Talks “Mystics & Prayer”: Raimon Panikkar. This event will be held from 10:45 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 21. This will be a virtual program using Zoom. Presented by: Bruce Garrison, Associate Pastor. Raimon Panikkar (1918-2010) was born to a Roman Catholic mother and Hindu Indian father. He was a Roman Catholic priest and theologian who, by merging Hindu and Buddhist thought with Christianity, became a leader of interreligious dialogue. His commitment to Catholicism and his mastery of Hindu texts will inspire us. Come and pray with Raimon Panikkar. Please email [email protected] or visit https://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/programs.html to register.

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