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:
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
B.J. Bischoff 513-266-2128
Brian Vaughn 812-346-7640
Tracy Porter 765-969-3927
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 www.fws.gov/refuge/big_oaks. 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.
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 orDawnPCCook@hotmail.com.
Sidewalk Sale Days – All Over Town!
Batesville Area Historical Society Rummage Sale (Community Church Of Batesville)
Tristate Artisans Speed Painting
7PM-10PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Sponsored by the Batesville Area Chamber
Batesville Young Professionals
8AM-11AM FARMERS MARKET
NOON-8PM Community Activities
3PM-6PM Chamber Cruise IN
6PM-8PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
8PM-11PM THE BELAIRS (hotwaxshow.com)
EAT LOCAL. STAY LOCAL. SHOP LOCAL.
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.
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!
Carry-outs available. Everyone is invited.
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.
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.