Community Calendar

66th Annual Reunion! The Pioneer Engineers Club
Aug 2 all-day

Thurs – Sun July 31st – Aug 3rd.

Caldweell Pioneer Acres, Located 3 mi. south of Rushville, IN just off hwy 4.

$10 for all four days or $5 for one day!

Children under 12 are free!

Daily activities include:




Field Events


Corn Shelling


Metal Spinning

Expect 25 + Large Steam Engines, 300 + Tractors, Large Variety of Gas Engines, 100 + Flea Market Vendors, and plenty of good food available!

Church services 4PM Saturday and 9AM Sunday!

Featuring Gaar-Scott Steam Engines

Camping Info:

B.J. Bischoff 513-266-2128

Reunion Info:

Brian Vaughn 812-346-7640

Tracy Porter 765-969-3927

Aug 2 all-day

Great Spangled Fritillaries, Spicebush Swallowtails, and Silver Spotted Skippers! These are just a few of the many species of butterfly you’re sure to encounter when you come to Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge for the annual butterfly count. At least 40 species of butterflies have been spotted during the survey in each of the previous counts. Those attending should meet at the refuge office on the morning of Saturday, August 2nd at 8:00 am. The refuge is especially interested in counting Monarch butterflies, whose populations have recently plummeted. These migratory beauties require native milkweeds to successfully reproduce. The loss of milkweed across the Midwest is one of the primary reasons for their decline. A $3.00 donation to the North American Butterfly Association would be appreciated for those participating in the count. Survey teams will be divided up based on the length of time you wish to spend in the field. Some folks may choose to join us for the entire day; others may want to make it a half  day. Bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks or lunch and binoculars. Butterfly field guides are recommended, but not required. Long pants are also recommended. For directions to the refuge, please call or visit Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) consists of approximately 50,000 acres on the former Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) located in Jennings, Ripley, and Jefferson Counties in southeastern Indiana. The refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and provides excellent public use opportunities, such as hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, interpretation and environmental education. The refuge has one of the largest contiguous forest blocks in the southeastern part of the state as well as one of the largest grassland complexes in the state, both of which provide wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities to refuge visitors.
Go on a nature walk or a birding tour, participate in fishing or a special hunt, enter a photography or wildlife art contest, or simply enjoy the splendors of nature at one of the nearly 550 national wildlife refuges. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 150-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses nearly 550 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 78 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces Federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.

Annual Golf Outing held by Top Flight Athletics @ North Branch Golf Course
Aug 2 all-day

Registrations are now open for the event. Cash and/or prizes will be awarded for the first 10 teams. Lunch and cart are included with the registration fee, and alcohol, drinks, and snacks will be sold during the event. Registration is $53 per golfer, or $212 per foursome. For more information, or to register, contact Dawn at 812-593-5515

Batesville Bash & Sidewalk Days
Aug 2 all-day

Sidewalk Sale Days – All Over Town!

Batesville Area Historical Society Rummage Sale (Community Church Of Batesville)

Tristate Artisans Speed Painting




Sponsored by the Batesville Area Chamber

Batesville Young Professionals


August 2nd


NOON-8PM Community Activities

3PM-6PM Chamber Cruise IN





MAD SCIENCE SATURDAY: EW GROSS! @ Lawrenceburg Public Library’s North Dearborn Branch
Aug 2 all-day

MAD SCIENCE SATURDAY: EW GROSS! At The Lawrenceburg Public Library’s North Dearborn Branch-Logan at 11 AM and at Lawrenceburg at 2:30 PM. Warning: disgusting science experiments! All things smelly, moldy, and gross will be tested. Children in grades 1-6 are invited.

St. Leon’s Firemens Festival
Aug 2 all-day

Fish Dinners Friday from 5-8 PM.  Chicken Dinners Saturday from 3:30-8:30 PM.  Come out and support the fire department and enjoy the fun!

Batesville Masonic Lodge #668’s Monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast
Aug 2 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am

Carry-outs available.  Everyone is invited.

East Central Ladies Soccer Team’s Annual Golf Outing at Sugar Ridge Golf Course-Bright @ Sugar Ridge Golf Course
Aug 2 @ 7:00 am

Registration at 7 AM.  Shotgun start at 8.  Longest drive, longest putt, raffles, skirt hole, split the pot, skins, and more fun! Foursomes cost is $340 which includes dinner & drinks, door prize entry, 18 holes & golf cart. Hole sponsors at all levels are needed. Cost is $85 per golfer.

Aug 2 @ 7:00 am

The day will start with a bake sale from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. in front of the post home.  Anyone wishing to donate baked goods should bring them to  the booth.    There will be fried chicken and roast beef dinners served from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Cost of dinners $10.00 for adult, $5.00 for children 9 and under.  There will be family seating outside the post under a tent along with children’s games.  For information call Patti Weberding 812-934-3644.

2014 EC Football Booster Golf Outing Fundraiser @ Brook Hill Golf Course
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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