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By The Staff

Thursday, February 27
✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ The Retired Fayette County Teachers Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All retired teachers in Fayette County are invited.
✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
✔ Evans Public Library in Vandalia will host PACK (Pups Assisting Children with Kindness) from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome to read to DarnFar Ranch's specially trained therapy dogs. Registration is required; to register, call the library, 283-2824, or stop by the library.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 28

✔ Evans Public Library will hold Fantastic Friday at 4 p.m. for children ages 5-10. The activities includes stories and a craft. Registration is required; to register, call the library at 283-2824 or stop by.
Saturday, March 1

✔ The Tri-County Beekeepers will hold a beginners beekeeping class from 8 a.m.-noon at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville. Topics include biology of honey bees, equipment needed, ways of obtaining bees, and pests and diseases. The cost is $25 per person or $35 per couple. To register or get more information, conact Tim Lindley at 780-3772 or by email at tim1honey2@yahoo.com.
Sunday, March 2

✔ The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE will meet at 1 p.m. at the Taylor Springs VFW Home.
Monday, March 3

✔ Evans Public Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a storytime at 4 p.m.
✔ The Women of the Moose will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
✔ The Vandalia City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
Tuesday, March 4

✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Vandalia Community High School.
✔ Evans Public Library will hold a story time at 10 a.m. Children of all ages are invited.
✔ The Vandalia Rotary Club meets at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
✔ The Grandparents and Relatives Raising Children support group will meet from 1-2 p.m. at Evans Public Library in Vandalia. The support group meets monthly and provides support, education and access to additional resources, including financial assistance. For more information, contact Tricia Katt, Heartland Human Services carefiver adviser at 1-888-560-8805, ext. 1062.
✔ A Caregiver Connection seminar, "Planning for Long-Term Care," will be given by Heartland Human Servcies from 3-4 p.m. at Brookstone Estates, 1607 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia.
✔ TOPS IL 2020 will meet in the Fayette County Hospital co
nference room. Weigh-in is from 5-5:30 p.m., with the meeting to follow.
✔ A Weight Watchers meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Vandalia; weigh-in is at 5 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting free of charge.
✔ The Rainbow Reflections grief support group will meet from 6-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia. Those planning to attend the meeting or having questions are asked to call Mary Miller at 292-5366.
✔ The Fayette County Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. in the society's room at Evans Public Library. The program will be a show-and-tell about "Our Fayette County History Book Family Stories and Pictures."
Wednesday, March 5

✔ The Vandalia Day Unit of Home and Community Education will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office in Vandalia.
✔ The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon in the Lincoln Room at Pondersoa Steakhouse. A luncheon is followed by a business meeting and program.
Thursday, March 6

✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ The United Methodist Men's pancake and sausage supper will be held from 4-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia. Donations will be accepted, with the proceeds to be used for UMM projects.
✔ The annual Pilcher Cemetery meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Otego Town House.