Community Calendar

Batesville Area Historical Society Snowflake Luncheon @ Hillcrest Country Club
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am

11 AM doors open, lunch @ Noon.  The benefit will raise funds for the society’s museum, 15 W. George St. To reserve a seat or table of eight by Nov. 29: Jinny Stewart, 933-0267. Tickets are also available at the museum and Geis Electronics

Brookville Eagles to Host Community Blood Drive @ Brookville Eagles
Dec 5 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Brookville Eagles has partnered with Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati to host a Community Blood Drive on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 12:30pm to 6:00pm.  The drive will take at the Brookville Eagles, located at 770 Main St. in Brookville, IN.


To schedule your appointment, please call Hoxworth Blood Center at 1-800-830-1091.  Hoxworth recognizes that blood donors’ time is valuable.  Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appointment.  Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible. 


“Local blood donors ensure that local patients at 31 area hospitals receive the lifesaving blood products they need to survive,” said Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson.  “Community blood drives are vitally important and we hope to see a good turnout at the Brookville Eagles blood drive.”


How to Donate:

Donating blood is safe and easy.  Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health.  Individuals must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate.  It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.


About Hoxworth:

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1938 and proudly serves 31 hospitals in 17 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.  Annually, Hoxworth collects more than 90,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals.  At least 350 volunteer blood donors and 40 volunteer platelet donors are essential each day to keep up with the demands of the tri-state hospitals and their patients.  Hoxworth Blood Center, Our Donors Save Lives.  Who Will You Save?

Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the Needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson, & Otter Creek Townships @ Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Batesville Beautification League Meeting @ Sherman House
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm
Card Party @ St. Andrews Health Campus
Dec 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour Of Homes
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tour hours are: Friday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and Saturday, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes takes place November 29 & 30 and December 6 & 7 in historic Madison, Indiana. This year’s holiday tour features six beautiful private homes, five public sites, a church and 2 hospitality sites.

Madison is known for its outstanding collection of 19th century architecture and the six private homes on the tour (built between 1850-1911) represent varying architectural styles from Italianate to Cottage. Many architectural elements like turned posts, scrolled brackets, spool work, highly decorative embellishments, fine woodwork, 10 foot high curved and sliding doors and Greek inspired exterior columns will be on display. Tour Coordinator, Marci Jones said, “Each home is different and brings something special to the tour. Each homeowner brings his or her own unique holiday traditions and decorating style to the tour.”

Five public historic sites on the tour are the Lanier Mansion, the Schofield House, The History Center and the Costigan House. The Ebenezer United Methodist Church, organized in 1866, is the caroling stop on the tour. Tour goers can take a few minutes to listen to the beautiful music and admire the restoration work before continuing on the tour.

The Seifert-Short Museum and Learning Center, located in the Greiner House built in 1829-30, and BLUSH, a unique, trendy, downtown boutique, will serve as hospitality sites providing free refreshments and a chance to take a break along the tour route. The upstairs gallery in the Seifert & Short Museum features over 800 crèches and nativities from around the world, over 800 Santa figures, and a smaller collection of snow people and Christmas trees and a twelve foot Christmas tree with over 500 ornaments. In the lower gallery, over 1000 folk art and folk doll pieces from various countries are on display.

This is a self-guided tour but tour goers have the option to take the tour by trolley or wagon with advance reservation and for an additional fee.

Your stroll through Madison’s historic downtown with its beautiful lights, shops, and astounding architecture will definitely kick off your holiday season.

Tour tickets are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 5-15. Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Visitors Center, 601 West First Street or on line at For more information please call 800-559-2956 or visit

Friendship Village Association Christmas Walk
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Christian Motorcyclists Association No. 752 Meeting @ Skyline Chili
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Batesville Masonic Lodge #668′s Monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast
Dec 7 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am

Everyone is invited

Breakfast with Santa Hosted by The Oldenburg Knights of St. John @ Holy Family Church Cafeteria
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Partial proceeds benefit Tri-County Council for Special People, Inc.

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